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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 15, 1916, Lethbridge, Alberta OLUME IX. LETHBRIDGE, ALBfiRTA SATURDAY, JULY-15, Ijll NUMBER 182 STORMING VERDUN-MORE BRITISH SUCCESS Crown Prince Prepares for a Series of Now in Ruins- Only One Obstacle Left London, July and half only from the centre of Verdun, German crown prince lasl night s believed to be preparing for a ies of the greatest storming actions the war. The battle which opened 113 days is fast approaching a climax. Tily one larger, ilcfer-.ea works now separates the Germans from the city, le shattered Fort Souvillc. Against this work the Crown Prince bringing tho lull fury .of his ar- llery to bear. Already German In- faulry is almost before the battle- lents of the stronghold, following leir s'uccos of th'o previous night here the Flcui-y and Van roads join. The German approach lo Verdun now lies down a hill. Their capture f Froide Terre has given them ar- llery command of the neighborhood llfl "from this dominating iposition they are pouring down a tremendous re into Souville and the two smaller lorts to Ihc soiilb of Belleville anil St. Mii-hel. Further cast on Iheir front which now stretches on prac- tically a straight line from a point on the northern approaches to Souville to a point south of Damloup, the Ger- mans are heavily bombarding the strong Laufec Held work, a fortified forest. They are concentrating their ener gies upon (he left bank of the -Mouse. their occasional outbursts on the op posite side of the river being appar- ently merely Intended to prevent Ihe French from transferring Iroops to the sector of the main attack. Citadel in Ruins Information was received last nigh from the line to Ihe effect that the citadel of Verdun is a mass of ruins The German army has bad the lasl French defence under fire for more than a crete eek and the steel and con works have been transformed to dust and debris. HELP THIS CAUSE Britain's New Munition Minister and His Wife HIT BRIDGE FOUR TIMES AT RANGE OF 14 Mlt-ES Paris, July ar- is beginning to throw ;i ring of (ire around Peronne. tsiTecUve that artillery now lias become is described by an ofllcer attached 10 a heavy bnt- tery on tliu Somuie front, who said: "Thanks to our aviators we never have been spotted by the enemy's air service since we have been in our prcsunt posi- lion. Under these conditions our work is excellent. Objects aimed at are.smashed with re- markabln precision. For ex- ample, we have just fired four shells at a bridge more than fourteen miles away. Four times the aviation officer who was watching inents' arrived; signalled us by wireless the dimple word Pressing Advantage to Counter-attacks are ardment on Belgian Front London. .Inly British offensive was resumed to- Tlie war otlice announced (put ;it one point the Germans were forced hack to their third line positions. -More than 2000 prisoners were taken. Mr and Mrs Ldwin Simuel "Mr Montagu is, the son of the first Swav tilling who Inn le.died was the foremost orthodox Jew in England. Mrs. Montagu was'the Mon. Venetla Stanley, daughter Lord Sheffield. Her marriage created a sensation as she renounced P'O- testanism ami adopted tho Jewidh leligion. It is not too late in the day to give your contribution to the Salva'tion Army taggers, who have been on the streets today soliciting gifts in aid ot the soldiers' rest hut they have established at Sarcee camp at Calgary- Tl'is is a worthy "cause and deserves your sup- port. 'INSPECT FORCES OF THE WEST One.of .the'i'blggeEt writs ever issued out bf Supreme' Court here was issued oday on 'behalf of .the standard Trust the '0. W. and'a number of Raymond farmers. The writ is for less being payments due oh land in the Ray- mond district. Tile land was sold by he Knight Sugar to the 0. W.