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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - July 19, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta 'PAGE TtlN Tim LEtllBniDGE DAILY HERALD KHIDAY; .lULY in. inia TOTAL REGISTRANTS ^his is Estimate of Hon. G. D. Robertson-Nearly ; Air ' y Ottawa, July 19.-A total registration ot fivp million or more wns prc-dicted by Senator Uobortson. head of tho Canada Registration Hoard, this morning. Senator Kobertsou stated that he hoped to be able to announce tho final figures of the registration eliortly. but as yet retnrnes were not complete,- The returns' from :;04 out ot the L'an constitueni'les id Canada, he said, showed a total ot -I.SOO,0W registrants and in addition' to tKese nl least L'OO.noo cards would be received from constituencies in tb.e province of Quebec, whore registration vas being carried on through the post offices. "The total registration will exceed our eatimates." said Senator Robertson, "and the results are very satis-lactory." He stated that in the province of Ontario iui.O(>0 agricultural prospects had offered fiieijiselves, _ _\ whose names were now In tho hiiiids ot tho rosonrces committee. .More than throe thousand unregistered persons of alien birth have been Ideated and registered through tho tnstrunicn-tnlity of the Canada llegistratiou Board. FOR THE S Tlint the greatest financial drain on tho cities of the province Is the school rate, and that the province will linvo to divert more revenue for school purposes, ihiis relieving the cities to some extent at least was the general opinion expressed at the conference of city officiiils hold at Calgary yesterday, according to Commissioner .Mcech. It is thought that the government 5hould,divert a portion ot the wild land ta.x for this purpose. SLOOP SHIP SUNK. London,' ,iuly 19.-A British sloop ship was simk by a submarine on Tuesday, says an admiralty announcement today. Twelve men were the .only survivors, (ccfh is taking hoed of the appeal of owners of rtcant lot gardens, and arrangements are being made to start on Monday evening to water tiie thirsty potato patches which are too far from the lunins to bo reat'hed by ordinary hose. It will be Impossible for the fire dep.iitnient to undertake tho work but It Is likely men of thd~ streets department will do it. using tire hose for the purpose. There is the heaviest demand on the city water supply in tho history of the city. Last night the pumping plant was working at the rate of 4,000,000 gallons a day. The highest previous to this year was S.Ouu.OOO gallons. It will therefore be necessary in tho vacant lot sprinkling operations to suspend lawn and gardening sprinlvllng on Jlonday evening. It is likely the vacant lots will be slirink-led every other night, and on these nights no private sprinkling will be allowed. YET THE RIGHT Paris, July m.-The Germans without doubt were taken by surprise on Thursday, writes the military critic of the Temps, by the attack of the soldiers ot Generals Mengin and Do Goutte. The Germans, however, have disposed in the Qua'drila teral o� Sols-sons. Cliatean-Thierry. Dorra:m.s and Rheims, reserves estimated at some tweirty divisions and ,it htis been possible for them to'bring rapid Support to their first line troops which are beating a retreat. The wrifer adds: "'V\'6 have not yet the right to shout victory, but our first day's offensive has distinctly been in our favor. The enemy has been obliged to engage the greater part of his reserves which he had immediately on Uimd. Consequently, he has been compelled to relax his elTorts in the region where he began his offensive on July 15." ALLIES HAVE THE Paris, Jiily ,19.-(Havas Agency)- The newspapers Intentionally give little Information in regard, to the battle, going on and the results obtained. They hold themselves generally to the official statement. All the critics are enthusiastic over the success obtained yesterdajv By taking the initiative, it Is held. General Foch has compelled the Germans, at the moment ot bbasttng that they were delivering: a supreme peace assault, to use their reserves at the point and time selected by the generalissimo. The Echo Do Paris expresses th^ conviction that the Franco-American suc-rcBS will be confirmed fully today. It says the German.general staff will do Jts utmpst to straighten out Its affairs but, the allies have the upper hand. The question for General Lud-endorff now is not whether to enter Epernay, declares the Matin, but to consider means for the salvation of tho divisions he has thrown across the Marne, ERRIFIC HEAT S EXPERIENCE Ninety-four In tho shade, that's what tho weatherman said officially yesterday. Unofficially it was anything between that and the bright blue sky. Today Is just a whade loss hoi, but with moro bree/.d. ]3urlng the night an hour's rain fell at Champion, and Welling also reports a shower accompanied by some hall. i''or tomorrow tho woaUiprman says "coolor with showers." Grand Forks hold tho hotteat weather record yesterday wllV 104. Mooat! .law and Empress came next with 100 while Medicine Hat hpaated UK for its sLampedo. Moo8lmtnJ�>c;t.*i�^,v