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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 29, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME f AUGUST 1018 NUMBER 220 FRENCH ER NO YON HUNS ARE NOW PREPARING FOR DEFENCE OF AND DOUAI Allied Operations Are Rapid ly Enveloping Old Positions of Germans Before Spring FIGHTING WILL SOON DECIDE FATE OF HINDENBURG LINE talents on the western battlefront dai1 dng the next fortyeight hours should determine the fate of the much vaunt ed Hindenburg in the opinion of officials With tlie strength of the line already mater ially impaired the British wedge drlveHi around Its left flank and even more telling blows threatened of the French through Nesle toward The Somme and by the British east of observers hore believed that the scheme of defense popularly held in Germany to be the bulwark of thawestern front is in a lair way to become untenable before the main German forces have been driven back to Tho impression prevailing in mili tary circles here is that General Foclis tactics have forced upon the enemy the necessity of making an ef fort along the present front to stay tho allied without the option of withdrawing unnoticed to a selected Fov more than six they point the jnain German urmles been under constant during the last ten has been so great us to necessitate a practically unchecked retreat on a sixty mile This withdrawal on the part of the while not has been swift their main con centrations being within tho zone of allied artillery The longer the tactics of the last week are kept army officers the more diffi cult willvbe attempts of the German general staff to stop ISIS BETWEEN Another Spanish Ship Suitk Spain Must Carry Out Its Threat Spanish steamer Crusa has been sunk by a German it is reported Newspapers consider that this event will bring to a crisis the relations between Spain and Available maritime records fall to show a Spanish i ip by the name of I MISS UANKIN IS LOSER IN PRIMARIES Complete returns for 882 precincts out of 1403 in the State received early today showed that in tho State wide primary liandstrum pollen volei In the race for tho nom ination of the Republican ticket tor Tutted States Miss Jcanette congress womnu from Man samo e cived rotes Hurry Parsons and Kdrouud Nichols KOHNILOFF Vladimir Hour ths Russian revolutionist he hat received advices from Russia that General Kornll who hat been reported It to the Huns Forced to Retreat So Rapidly They Lose All Control of Operations With The French Armies In Tho August The iaiHdry succeeding military only confirm that the Germans have lost all con trol of their operations in the reg ions of Avre and Oise but they indicate that the enemys own retreat is getting out of The effort to stem the French pursuit by fighting rear guard actions with machine gun leaving a section at intervals of about 400 was only locally On ground especially favorable for that sort ft resistance such as the terrain around Roye it gained sotne time for the enabling him to great many guns and a considerable part of Ilia material behind the Canal Du Nord and northof All Speed Ret rest But once this system fighting was mastered tlje strength of tho fiermau rear guard to almost The hustled bj ttie French advance Were obliged to engagement with import ant forces or to quitken their re The Germans adopted the latter alternative and since yesterday morning they have been making all possible haste on the road lead Jug to Le Fere and the Hindenburg The strong position of Quesnoy just west of the Canal Du from where the Germans tried by means of the heavy fire of all calibres of artillery to check the French troops advancing on both sides of the RoyeNoyOu was captured this Pressure from General Hum berts thifd army from the west and from General Manglns men who crossed the River Oise from the south and took Morlincourt this morning while other French troops were entering adds greatly to the difllmilties of the The increased danger from those directions will oblige the Germans to make further sac rifices in order to save General Von Hutiers army from The Somme line beeii rendered difficult lor the Germans by rapidity oC the Entente al lied pursuit there is now a ques the French troops ready to cross the Somme at the enemys where will be able to make a further CM IS ORDERED 10 RESUME fULt Commission Has Issued This Order Pending Investi gations An order to reestablish timetable 23 on the division of the has been issued by the Board of Railway according to the following wire received by the Lethbrldge Board of this morning August Russell Secretary Board of Your night lettergram Canadian Pacific train Board lias given direction to railway to re establish working timetable 21 pending This is taken to mean the full pass enger service In effect on lines cen tering Lethbridge which was in effect prior to the new schedule adopted on Timetable 23 means daily trains on both Cards ton and Coutts general offices here state that no word lias been received to the above Theyadmit that an or der has been received establish once more the twice weekly service on the Foremost line and this is being The regular Friday train will go out ttord has been receivedthat the will run a trlweekly Instead of a dully train to Sweet Grass commenc ing on Monday next I Definite announcement of the plan to meet the order of the Railway Commission Ji expected HUN BORDER TOWNS WANT PROTECTION chief cities and towns of ths dis trict have formed a permanent committee to den with the in creasing menace of allied air says the Cologne The cities of and Mann heim have representatives on the committee and the commander of the home aerial defenie Is also a Yl OPERATORSSTRIKE ISALLOFF strike scheduled for today is The grievance arising out of dis satisfaction over the award of the conciliation board is to be referred for review to the recently created tribunal of the railway war the different organ The adjustment was reached at a conference betweena cabinet General Manager and represent atives of the The company agrees that the awards will be dated back to May 1 instead of August thus overcoming one of the main objections of telegraph DIFFERENCES OVERCOME differences between senate and house conferees on the man power bill were cleared away today and the measure with the senate or fight amendment elim inated was prepared for final con gressional Allied Agctifc in Moscow are Released From But Some are Still Under a Mos cow dispatch to the Khenisch West phalian Gazetteof Essen states that the Entente representa tives there have been latest advices from the Bolshevikicapital under date of Atfgust 20 deny that the American and British diplomats there were ever The dispatch to the says that mem bers the allied military missions at Moscow are still In Ill1 acting America consulgeneral at dispatches awaiting a safe conduct frcm the German and ths con clusioi an arrangement between Hussia and the Entente governments of and consular offieerstbefore A Russian wireless message says that Minister Trbtzky denies an alleged American report that the Soviets intend to arm German and AustroHungarian prisoners to fight the Trotzky adds that In the Soviet army the only for mer war prisoners are those that have become Russian The central executive committee of thej according to the has decreed the abolition in towns of raorej than inhabitants of all private real the values of which exceeds a scale to be fixed by tlio local Mortgages of morn than rubles are annulled the former landlords are placed on the same level as tlicir Tho de cree does not apply to industrial prop A OF ROY BUCHANAN Killed in Action August Roy Buchanan Was Son of Buchanan and Brother of 12 KILLED IN MINE EXPLOSION Twelve men were killed and four injured in the explosion of the Pacific Coast Coal Companys mine at Barnett yesterday after it was definitely learned early this There were 180 men in the mine at the time of the APPRECIATE ACO tion of the aid rendered Czecho slovaks by the British In according them recognition as nation and the work of Themes Masaryk and the mem bers of the CzechoSlovaks na tional has been received in a cable from the vsks on the Volga The cablegram is signed by four com manders of the Splendid Crops Seen In Welling and the Stirling Districts If the decided to substitute a ti1weekly service along the CnrdB tou lino for tho daily service which has beeii in existence for because the crops were which waa tho excuse they made a decidedly poor guess so far as the RiiymondWeliing district Is concern at is the opinion of I tho members of tho Lethbndgo lioavd j of Trade who joined the automobile J trip to Raymond on Wednesday alter and the only regret was that some officials were not along to see for Uniformly Good For instead ot the part crop people have been led to expect from South ern Alberta this the Welling Raymond district has a crop of Wheat that is uniformly autj which will average J5 bushels to tho acre over tt large uni in people of that district have mldej to their reputation of being growers of vegetable par and this year ahlp tons tatoea alone from Of cab bages there is no Bushels The UHhbiiilge party of ten curs and about fifty pefaplo was met ou the hill north of Raymond by as many puople headed by or OBrien and President King ot the Board of Trade of Hint The two parties mixed up their crowds to got and then began a lour of the and Raymond districts through au area that will on a careful bushels of mostly this For miles or more the party drove be tween fields flanked on either side by crops of uniformly good wheat With summerfallovv tor next year ly ing It was a revelation to the people of in the were so evenly had to see come magnificent Juiisiiioring the but that rieid after field should bt One mjjre gallant Letlibridge offic er has given his life in defence of the cause of right and justice on the tleliefas of Lathbridge today mourns rhe loss of Roy Bucli killed in action on Sunday last in the fighting in which the Cana dians won further The late Buchanan was a sou oC tlio and Buch Slrathcona this and a brother of The sad news wns conveyed to them this morning in the dreaded offi cial who is at Mont real today on bjs way homo from was conveyed the news by Buchanan was a member of tlie Herald staff before He joined a Calgary regiment under Morfitt in and had been about a year a half at the after trainiiig for some time Canada and England He was trans ferred to another and had taken part in some severe fighting last year and this He fell in action in last weeHs fighting in which the Canadians won such brilliant suc Of a cheerful al ways with a smile Bu chanan wus immensely popular in the and especially with those with whom he Buchanan served at the front with the 31st Battalion Canadian In He suffered from shell shock In tlie battle of Passchemlaele last but returned to duty shortly af sioi to Rumania has been received by King according to i ravel lera who reached but tho reception wns anything but Tlie king at first refused to neo the Hermann but finally consented to a twenty minute interview in strict accordance the Twenty minutes elapsed between the time tlie Germans entered the kings residence and time when they were escortedout of the Being German King Ferdin and speaks German Ho ad dressed his visitors iu his best On his breast there was but I one the French War The Germane have pot attempted to make another call on the French Troops are Pressing Forward Beyond A Severe Blow to and French Advance So Threatens Safety of Great Centres of Cambrai and Douai That Germans Prepare was captured today by the forces of Field Marshal With the French Army in the 10 was occupied this morning by the troops of General General Manglns crossed the Oise river and took Morlin The French first armytook Quesnoy just to the west of the Canal Du wood was a strongly fortified postion and it the Germans endeavored to check the French On the left the British east of have the defenses which have encircled and are getting near and towns are Important railroad centres and vital to the German positions so that a fierce struggle may be looked for before the allies reach ARE AT GATES OF HAM troops are at the gates of according to dispatches from the The Germans lost three complete munition trains at five miles of in their prtecipitate WITHIN FIVE MILES PERONNE With the British Forces in a town about two miles northwest of Combles is reported to have been captured by Field Marshal Halgs forces this British troops also captured Herbecourt and Feuil All these towns are within five miles of Launching new local attacks andfollowing up the advantage gained the Brit ish today moved forward along a large part of their AMERICAN ATTACK A SUCCESS FrancoAmerican attack against the Germans in the region of north of is giving excellent according to dispatches received here from the battlefront this The French and American forces have advanced about 1200 yards and they hold approaches to the THE WEATHER High low Forecast Rrffr 72 10 ARTILLERY ACTIVE artillery engagements along the Somme front are reported in official statement issued at the war office HUNS REPULSED count er attacks east and south east of east of Bolry and in the vicinity of villages to the east of have been according to the official statement Issued at the war office South of the Somme British forces are keeping up their pres sure against the enemy and are advancing Since AuQust 21 the British have taken prisoners and 100 FREE SO VILLAGES number of German prisoners cap tured by the French In their ad vance west of the ChaulnesNoyon line has been comparatively as the French have been obliged to move The left mines at various places and had scattered Ipfernal machines and traps of various The war material has been In fortyeight hours the allied advance has liberated more than 50 TwoThirds Won allies have now won buck more than twothirds of the ground lost since tlie beginning of the German offonuivo in It wrung from them by an over whelming effort offorce and they have regained it by brilliant generolsuin of the leaders npd thn skillful manoeu vring of The working Marsh Foclis egy according to opinion shows that every movement in euch section of tho long battlo line has been cure fully thought out in its relation to the the British to ward Peroune on August 26 had its immediate effect on sections farther south for a second time General Von Hutler was daugar jf being caught in a trap if he hung on another As the result he was obliged to abandon Roye and Nesle retire behind the with the French close at ills iiitererfl iu tho LwilUe is the operations on the General Mangin is fighting hard on the riidit in the region of Juvigny and The terrain is difficult there because Juvigny is level with Laffaux and the Chemin Des the Geiv man seventh army still clings to line of the The Fall of Noyon The fall of Noyon OH heavy blow to the who were thought during tha early days of the Picardy offensive to be planning to hold Noyou as the southern pivot of their which runs northward along the old bat tie front of Noyon s situated on the right bank of he Oise River at frie con fluence of that stream anil tho little river To the soutii and east there are large araas flat lowlands along the while to tho north is a winding To the southwest is Mount1 Ren and and the Lassiguy Massif which dominate the whole To the northeast a range oil UigU hills juts out into tho One railroad runs th It comes up the Oise Valley from Compoigne turning east at to Chauny and A canal leads off to the and terminates at Two small railroad lines tun north and the former Nesle and the latter to Noyon is a great highway cen One road runs to to rho north west one to to the northeast one goes uji the Oise Valley tuid another lown into Carlepont to the Auotoer dovyn the Oise to Noycm is a veryancient being knxwn to the Charlemagne was crowned of the Franks at Noyon in Hugh Capet was elected king there in it was the WitU place of Johu vUa WM bum July I509t v ;