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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - June 22, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta -FRIDAY, JUNE 22, 1917 THE LETHBRIDGE DAILY HERALD PAGE NINE FRUIT SALT Famous for  Forty years Settles the Stomach Stimulates the Liver Strengthens Digestion Purifies the Blood 20 SIR DOUGLAS HA1G Oral OF THE LECT OFRCERS Edmonton, Juno 21.-A resolution recommending Baptist churches Ihrough-out Alberta to organize their young people's societies on the basis of tho world-wide Christian Endeavor movement ..wus passed unanimously nt this morning's session of the provincial convention. The action taken was understood to indicate an increasing desire within tho denomination to extend tiie scopo. of its work in co-operation �with other churches and had reference particularly to tho requirements and conditions of the country places, where various experiments in inter-denominations young people's work had proved entirely satisfactory. It whs felt that there \vns pressing need of a definite policy in regard to the latter department especially and tho recommendation adopted by the convention �was tho result. OfficerG Elected The following officers were olccCStl: President, Rev. J. A. Huntley, Calgary; vice-president, G. McNally, Oamrdse; secretary-treasurer, A. W. Ward, Cal gary; preacher of sermon. Rev. Alex. Praser; convention historians, Mrs. H, W. French, Rev. C. ('. McLaurin and Thomas XJndorwood-; home mission hoard (for two years), ltev. ;0. c; Herat man,-"Sr, S- Staines, Rev. C. Baker, Dr. Hughes, Hon. A. C Rutherford, j tfle, defences of.'Pys and Miraumont London, June 21.-(Via Renter's Ottawa Agency).-Field MarBjial Sir Douglas Ilalg's dispatch covering operations from November 18 to the present offensive, affording valuable historic record, elucidating much that has hitherto been obscure, besides revealing the strategic plans behind the apparently isolated attacks and raids which continued throughout the winter and showing all as fitting Into a comprehensive and systematic scheme in order to prepare a favorable situation for the spring advance, Is in part as follows: "Owing to the Somme battle, the enemy In the region of tho Ancre valley had been forced into a pro-nouncod salient between tho Anare and Scarpe valleys, therefore a further short advance would give us otfmmand of the Beaumont-Hamei spur. Accordingly an attack was delivered against the defences overlooking the villages of Pys ana Grand-court on November 18. "Tho object was to advance within assaulting distance of Le Transloy-Louhart line. Klvtf thousand yards of valuable positions were acquired. The weather then held up operations until January, when the whole spur was captured, and we advanced 1,000 yards up the Beaumont valley with exceedingly light casualties, owing to skilful co-operntlon between'the infantry and artillery and fine aircraft work. "Possession of the high ground opened up an extensive artillery field and further, successes on February 'A and 4 gave us an important section of the Gorman second line north of Ancre, making tho evacuation of Grandcourt Inevitable. "The next task 'was to drive the enemy from Bcaucourt valley, which was, begun on Fobruary 10. "The capture of ],500 yards of trenches lying at'tho southern foot of Scrre hill made tho village of Serrc a pronounced enemy salient, and further progress in the Ancro valley would make ft untenable. Therefore a larger operation was begun with the view of acquiring the northern extremity of fhe Mortal-Thlopval ridge which commanded ftho southern approaches to Pys and Miraumont and the- observation of tho upper Ancre valley. , ... "Simultaneously a smaller attack was designed to capture MJraumont. V During the flight, of the 17th of February tho assaults were delivered. Dpsplte the heavy ground, a thick mist and an alert enemy, who barrag-ed,. thej-.lroepB assaulted with great gallantry. � "Wo succeeded -completely and gained" the- desired observation, also command of the enemy artillery positions in the uppor Ancre valley and Uev. .1. Dobboii, Rev. Alex Fraser, D. �Vic:!ftiche:-:i.' Rev. R. G. Bluudcll and 'A. 0> Newcombc; (one year term). Rev. A. .1. Bowbrick and Robert Richie. Delegates, to Baptist Union of Western Canada1, Thomas Underwood. Rev. D. M. Thompson, Rev. O. C. Horst-mau, 'Mrs. M. Staines, Dr. Hughes,  Rev. H. L. Kempton. Rev. .lames Dos-soii, Rev.^Clmrles Baker, W. G. Carpenter, nnd Dr. E. W. Sheldon. Alter--nates, A. Gainer, D. Ritchie, Rov. J. 3. Tynsr, 'Rev. J. E. Pongelly, Rev. Alex. Fraser, Rov. Jt. Edwards, Rov. R. G. Blundell and Rev. J. E. Bowbrick. "This way *was thus open for at-t^cklnci Le Transimy-Loupart lino which was shoiled Ho effectively on tho 11th and 12th of March that tho enemy fell back to parallel lines, whereupon Grovillera and Lonpart wood were occupied and methodical operations begun for attacking tho next line.   "Prior to this there were Indications that the German withdrawn! would be extended. It had been ascertained that he had been preparing a new defensive system known as tho I-Iin-denburg lino running from Arras southeastwardito Qucant, then west of Cmubrni toward St. Quentin. Various switches branching off from this lino were also being concentrated, "Tho enemy's immediate concern appeared to be to escape from tho salient between Arras and Le Trans-loy, which became increasingly difficult to hold. It. was also evident, however, that the enemy, contemplated eventually the evacuation of tho greater salient between Arras and the Aisne valley." The dispatch then deals in detail with the operations between tho 14th and lUth of April, in which the allies took possession of Caulnes, Bapaume, Peronne and numerous villages from which the enemy retired. . "On the 10th of April," Sir Douglas Haig continues, "the advance reached the stage at which the increasing'difficulty of maintaining communication compelled slackening the pace of the pursuit. South of Peronne the lack of bridges, which the enemy had destroyed, presented a formidable � obstacle, while north of Peronne the wide belt of devastated ground ovey, which the Somme battle hadvbeeii fought offered even greater difficulties to the passage of guns and transport. "We were advancing, therefore, over a country in which all the means of communication had been destroyed, against an enemy whose army was still intact and capable of launching a vigorous offensive should a l'avorabio opportunity offer. "Strong detachments of his infantry and cavalry occupied points of vantage along tho line of our advance, keeping the enemy informed of our progress and screening his own"".! movements. .."His guns had..already withdrawn to.previously prepared positions available at any moment to cover and support counter attacks while the condition of the ground where we were moving made the progress of our artillery slow. "But /the enemy's forces wore known to be holding a formidable defensive system, upon which he could fall back should his counter stroke miss its aim. On tho other hand as ''Our subsequent bombardment as |our troops moved forward they left 67 SLACKERS. Diilulli, Minn., June 14.-Sixty, seven slackers arrested in tho Iron Range country were brought here last nlglu and more are expected tomorrow if room can be found for them. At present the jail is so crowded that ft is planned to put some prisoners in the county court house and others may bo transferred to tho state prison at Stillwater pending trial, if arrangements can be" made with the state authorities. Arrests are being ' delayed' pending arrival of a new supply of federal warrants. anticipated, forced the'evacuation of Pys on February 24^ On the following day positions from''tho north, of Gueudecourt to the wcBt of Serre were captured, "The weather favored the enemy's retirement. The thaw broke up the roads, the sides of trenches collapsed, and the acquired ground became the worst quagmire. Contrarywise, the roads behind the enemy improved the further he withdrew, and a succession of misty days prevented rapid pursuit. Consequently, it is greatly to the credit of all ranks that constant touch with the enemy was maintained. "Continuous and systematic advances drove the enemy out from successive positions until tho second of March, when we reached Le Trans-loy-Loupart llne>- except at Irles, which formed a salient. Seven days were then devoted to improving communications and bringing up guns, and on the 10th o� March, Irles was captured. "Our loss was less than t>o nuni-bor of prisoners taken, who numbered 289. A Message For Boys! Does your motherget your suits like! If not, jjerstjade? her to conic with you to sec the fine line Of clothing for boys in our shop. You will be. proud4o wear these suits and will look a little l)etter than (he other fellow, E/TFHAELL 608-TH IFJD AVENUE SOUTH all prepared defences farther behind In such circumstances the necessity for caution "was obvious. "Meanwhile, despite the enormous difficulties which the condition of the ground and tho ingenuity of the enemy plaoed in our way, the work " of repairing and constn>ctlng bridges, roads and railways was carried on with the most commendable rapidity." The dispatch proceeds to describe how the enemy's resistance increased as wo neared the Hlndenb.urg line, emphasizing the great costliness of his many counter-attacks, particularly In attempts to recover Beaumetz-Cam-brai. Speaking of the outstanding features of the five months' fighting from the 18th of Novomber, the field marshal nays: '* "Despite the unusual severity .of the weather, the winter' campaign was conducted to a successful issue, under the most trying and arduous conditions. Tho activity  on our battle front was maintained without' a break from The conclusion of'last year's offensive to the commencement, of the present operations. '; � "The successful accomplishment of this part of our general plan has al-; jeady enabled us to realize no incon-; siderable Installment of the fruits of' tiie Somme battle, and has gone far to open the road to their full achieve ment. "The coiirago and endurance vof our troops have carried them triumphantly through periods of particularly trying fighting in which they were sub jected to the maximum' of personal hardship and physical strain, I cannot speak too highly of the qualities of all ranks. ' "The ability with which tho troops in the Ancre wore handled by Qenernj Go.ugh and farther south by General Rawlinson was in all respects admir able. "The retreat to which the enemy was driven by our continued success reintroduced conditions approximat ing open fighting, in which cavalry was given an opportunity, to perform Its special duties "Although deliberate, tho enemy's withdrawal enabled him to choose new ground for resistance and to em* ploy every deviBe to inflict losses: Our casualties, which were .exceed Ingly moderate throughout tho operations in the , Ancre, became except ionnlly light during the period of re-troat. � ; � ' ''� . "The prospect of a more general resumption of open fighting'can .'be regarded with great confidence, The systematic destruction of roads, bridges and railways made unpreX cedented demands on the royal enfeln-.. ears who were already heavily, bur-r dened ,by the work entailed in the preparations for the spriug offensive by our stoady progress in the faceof great difficulties is tho best testimony to tho energy and thoroughness with which those "demands were met. . "Tho bridging of the Somme at Brie Is an example of tho nature of obstacles which we encountered, arid the rapidity of their, removal. In this inatanoo six gaps had to bo bridged across tho river >vhoro it is a considerable width untl where tho current flows swiftly, bridges were completed; by 5 o'clock on the morning of the 20th a medium typo bridge for horfie transports and cavalry was compacted and by 2 In the afternoon of the^28th heavy bridges capable of taking all forms of traffic had roplaced the lighter type. "Throughout tho. winter the transport problems were most serious, behind the battle area and behind the lines, and on the n\#U\ solution of these success or failure necessarily largely depended. "At the close of last year's campaign tho steady growth ot our armies and the expansion of our material resources had already taxed tho roads and railways to/ the jilmost. The existing broad attd narrow gauge railways wore insufficient to deal with the Increasing traffic, an undue proportion of which was thrown on the roads, "With winter conditions deteriorating tliem, the difficulty uf maintaining them became almost overwhelming. An increase of railway facilities of every typo and on a large scale therefore became imperatively and urgently necessary. "Great quantities of material and rolling stock were required immed- ] lately, while subsequently our wants j in that, regard were considerably i augmented by a large programme of new construction in the area of tho enemy's withdrawal. The task of obtaining the amount of railway material required and the carrying out of tho work of .construction at the rate which our plans rendered necessary, besides providing labor and material lor the repair of roads, was ono of the very greatest difficulties. "Its successful accomplishment reflects the highest credit on the transportation service of whose efficiency and energy in which I cannot speak too highly. "I desire to acknowledge In the fullest manner the debt which the country owes to all who assisted In meeting this most difficult situation, especially to Sir Kiric Goddes, director-general of transportation to whoso great ability, organizing power and energy the results achieved are primarily duo. "I am also-glad to acknowledge the valuable assistance of the Chemin de Fermines. "1 also wish to place on record the tact that the successful solution of this problem would have been impossible but for the patriotism of the railway companies at home and in Canada, who did not hesitate to give up tho locomotives and rolling stock required, and even to tear " up their tracks to provide .us with the necessary rails." The dispatch concludes: "The loyal co-operation and mutual understanding between our allies and ourselves throughout the Somme battle has been continued and strengthened by the events of the winter and particularly by the circumstances attending the enemy's withdrawal. During the latter part of the period under review a very considerable tract of j country has-been won back to France 1 by the combined effort of the allied | troops.' This, "result js regarded with I lively satisfaction by all ranks of the j British army in France." ' TENDERS WANTED Scaled'proposals will be received at the office of. The Southern Alberta Land Company, Ltd., until 2 p.m., Juno 30th. 1917, for work as follows: For the construction and completion of earth embankment at the Little Bow reservoir, and for the excavation and completion of the Little Bow reservoir inlet and outlet canals, involving the excavation of approximately one hundred and twenty-two thousand (122,000) cubic yards of material, as indicated by Schedules 1, 2 and 3. The work is situated: (Schedule 1) S. E. U, of Section 30, Township 14, Range 20, West of the Fourth Meridian. '(Schedule 2) N.E. % of Section 28, Township 14, Range 20, West of the Fourth Meridian. (Schedule'3) S. E. V* of Section 19. and N.W. % of Section 17, Township 14, Range 19, West of the Fourth Meridian. From six' (6) to ten (10) miles south and southwest of Travors. Alborta. Specifications and assistance respecting the work may be obtained from Mr. J. L. Franzen at Vauxhall, Alberta. For specifications and general information apply 'at' the offico of the Southern Alberta Land Company, Ltd., at Medicine Hat, Alberta. The Southern Alberta Land Company, Limited, , D. W. Hays, Ad. P. Chief Engineer. CHILD'S STOMACH SEVERE TROUBLE. Harrlston (Ont.) Father Says Dr. Cas-sell's Tablets Saved His Child's Life. Mr. Corby, Harrlston, P.O., Ont, i writes: "Our little girl was weak from birth, and though wo tried doctors' medicine and other things she got no better. She just lay in her cot and cried, and neighbors Baid we could not: save her. The doctors said she had stomach trouble, and that, her chances wore small, yet Dr. Cassell's Tablets cured her. They have been .worth their weight in gold to us, for we were just giving up hope of our little daughter. I don't think there is any other medicine for child-fen" like Dr. CasBell's Tablets. Pub lujh this letter It you like; it may help others as the Tablets helped us." A free sample of Dr. Cassell's Tablets will be sent to you on receipt of 6 cent* for mailing and packing, Address: Harold F. Ritchie & Co,, Ltd., 10 McCaul Street, Toronto, '' '�� Dr. CaBseU's Tablets are the surest home- remedy for Dyspepsia, Kidney Trouble, Sleeplessness, Anaemia, Nervous Ailments, Nerve Paralysis, Palpitation and Weakness in Children, Specially valuable for nursing mothers and during the critical periods of life. Sold by .druggists and Storekeepers throughout Canada, Prlqes:Ono tube?150 cents; b!x tubes ;tor the'price of five Beware of Imitations said to' contain hypophosphitos. The composition of Dr. Cassell's Tablets, Is known only to the proprietors, , and: no Imitations can ever be the "The work was commenced on the 'same, morning of the 18th of March. , By 10 Sole. Proprietor*: Dr. (Cassell's Co., i?' o'clock the sumo night tho Infantry Ltd,, Manchester, Eng. dJflS The list for Saturday offers opportunities for savings on Seasonable Merchandise for the whole family. Special bargains in hosiery, underwear, top skirts, boys' suits, hats, women's sport suits, women's house dresses,- dress muslins and cotton voiles. Women's Kitchen Dresses---$1.25 All now styles in prints and ginghams, well and neatly made. Full sizes from 34 to 42. 1 OC Special...................................... l./-�5 Women's Cotton Ribbed Vests, ea. 15c Pure white ribbed cotton vests. Short sleeve or without sleeve. Regular value 20c. On sale 1 r Each ......................................... ItJC Women's Cotton Hosiery, pair - 20c 20 dozen Cotton Hose in black and tan only. Regular values 25c and 30c. 9A�. On sale...................................... �UC Boys' Wash* Suits at.......$1.25 Little boys' Norfolk, Sailor and Buster style of wash suit in white or washing colors. Sizes 2 to 7 years. Each.................... T. 1.25 Women's Silk Suits, Clearing #19.75 Taffeta Silk Suits in brown, navyT green and black. Newest styles. Values $25.00 to ?2S.OO. On sale in this week end at ......................... IVti 3 Silk Sport Suits - - - - -'$17,50. Just a few suits left, all good styles and colors. Values up to $25.00. All must be cleared this -i n j�a week end at per suit....................... 1 I �3U Cool Cotton Voile Dress Materials Per yard-50c Plain colors or fancy patterns. 40 inches wide. Very fine quality French and American manufacture. Colors rose, Copenhagen, peach, petunia, lilac and green. Special, per yard .......................... 50c Fancy Sport Skirtings---- - 65c Dark Linen shades with large spots, squares"/jf* and figures. 40 inches wide .................. OOC Sport Skirtings ----- 90c Broad 'stripes, heavy quality Bedford cords. Green blue and rose with white. 42 inches wide. aa Yard.................. ....................... ifUC Women's Wash Top Skirts White Pique Skirts........$2.00 Ladies' Swell Middies White Drill, fancy collar, belt .White Pique Skirts .........$3.00 Fancy Gabardine Skirts . .. $1.00 White Extra Heavy Drill, with fancy plaid trimming's ea. $2.00 HATS! HATS! HATS! For Boys and Girls Hundreds of hats. Styles to suit every desire.' Prices within roach of all. Linen hats, straw hats, crash hats, tweed hats and silk hats. Priced from $1.00 down to 25c. '{� Boys' Cotton Tweed or Khaki Drill Bloomers Particularly well made. Strap and buckle at knee, waistband made reudy for bolt, full cut. Sizes 2J1 to 28, per pair ..._________S5c Sizes 29 to 34, per pair..........$1.00 Boys' Balbriggan Union Suits 65c All sizes, 22 to 32. Gent's Balbriggan Union Suits $1 Sizes 34 to 44. IJie Simpson Fourth Avenue South, Near Post Office 5?697938 07636 C+./C ;