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Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - March 26, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta TUESDAY, MARCH 20. HM8 THE T^THjitellHjrli DAILY HEMALD PAC.� NINE 10 SEE IT THROUGH CALL FOR S1ILL London, March 2fi.-A dlspnlch from French hoiulquiirteru today Hays Unit (.ho niiwti Mjiould bo roail Willi entire calm unit unshaken confidence and Umt although our front wiih compelled lo recoil under the hammer-blows of Von UlndenbnrK, Inovltubly, a move; Unit was fully foreseen by tho allied stuffs, counter mcuuurcs prepared iti advance will lake effect at the right moment. These first days of this battle presumably mark the high water i(svf 1 of tin! Cerman advance. The. enemy slill enjoys the advantage of l.ho Dffunalvo aud is ablcs to select this point whore tho blow in to bo aimed, while  we are. obliged to disperse our means of defence and lo cover all points whore (he blow might,-fall. That advantage, as tho hliitory of war has taught \n, is one that quickly pusses every hour and brings uh noaror lo the amount when tho allied armies In Toaorvo will be ready to inter-vono. Before that moment eomos. llindonburg 'must' have achieved the aim or be prepared to seo It go again him. Jlithurto with Ujrlce' tho human malarial and means. ' employed by tho French aifa British armies last yeiir, tho oiiumy gained proportionately less than �thu allies did in a series of brilliant attacks beginning with Vlmy Uldge and ending with the Malmaison fort. All such, operations result iu the gain of ground exactly proportionate to the accumulation of men, material unrl means behind tho attacking front. As the Gormons hnvo been able to accumulate a greater force bohlnd the front thtm the allies have even been ablo to achieve, thefr advanco has beon proportionately swifter and greater. . Tho Germans are advancing -through the same territory where, through their own criminal folly, they did not find a wholo roof except in the towns of Guiscard and Ham, nor an inhabitant nor an ounce of food. The German advance seems to lie iu two directions. ALL OVER SAYS HINDY Amsterdam, March 2ti.~-Tho war correspondent of the Berlin Lokal Anajelger reports that Field Marshal Von Hindenburg remarked atter the opening battle: "The thine i" over; we have begun to move. Tho first act is ended." FALL OF BAPAUME Amsterdam, Mar.' 2G.-The fall of Bapaume was announced last night 'in a telegram from the German emperor to the empress. It is , announced officially. Tho emperor's telogram read: "Bapaume fell last night attor a. hard struggle. My victorious troops are pressing forward from Hapaume and further south are advancing on Albert. The Somme lias been crossed at many points abovo Peronne. Tho spirits of tho i roups are as fresh as on the first day of batUu. ' "More than 115,000 prisoners, 600 guns, thousands of machine guns and enormous quantities of ammunition and provisions have been taken just as after the Isonzo battle in Italy. "May God be with us. "Wllhelm." Strong Determination London, March 2fi.-(Reuters)- As the evidence develops that the Germans are unlikely to gain a decision in the face of the maintenance of such splendid .British resistance, public opinion, which though anxious, never lias been unduly depressed, is now bracing itself into a strong determination to acquiesce to whatever measures that are necessary to meet an admittedly critical situation. All contention has been'silenced. There was a flicker of labor restlessness in Manchester recently when unofficial representatives of tho engineers threatened to strike against the man-power proposals but this was promptly extinguished by an outburst of popular indignation, whero oven the pacifists joined and the meetings of the district branches of amalgamated engineers yesterday repudiated the Manchester decision wherein the executive had no part. Everywhere unshaken confidence is expressed that the undaunted front presented by the British troops will bafflo the enemy, who with troops four or five times the British strength, only scored very moderate success and endured colossal losses, and have, already shown signs of flagging. Tie net result of the German movement to date is to rdake three bulgog in the British line, namely, south of Arras, at Bapaumo and toward Nesle, but he failed north whero the steadiness of the British line checked tho enemy double thrust. Political Objeot. That the enemy's offensive has a political object has been corroboratad in an article written by a prominent Londoner, Ernest Pyke, who was released from puhlben, after threo and a half years. Ho frequently visited Berlin as a camp kitchen inspector. Pyke says that the present desperato move is undoubtedly dlotated by tho fear of mob,-as tho German people are suffering from unspeakable privations and are longing for peace and food. ThlB estimate Is confirmed by the further assurances of the enemy communiques recently that peace is near t hand. On' the'contrary, the British opinion* Is confidant that the allied reserve power la rallying to tho determination to'endure'if necessary the most, protracted conflict. J"he Morning Post demands the Immediate calling of parliament for the purpose of sanctioning the introduction of national service, raising the military service, and . abolishing all exemptlpns, including tho conscientious objoetors, department indespensibles and the Irish: The Morning Post is confident that no trouble in ljibor circles is ap-i prehensible. The Times notes with prido and satisfaction tho fortitude with which tho country is facing a grave situation. It is hoped that the government THE LINE OF THE GERMAN OFFEN8JVE. Kh n>l make greater sacrifices In these fateful days. The Uaily Telegraph says: "Wo hope that the history of tie-last few dav� has had Its due effee' on that sect of cmr population at home which has hitherto seemed unable to realfzo the perilous exigencies of the situation. This is no time to talk of individual righ':; or to make much of grievances which affect this or that part of the notion's industry. Our country in tho. very crisis of its fate, calls upon every one of us to submit i to any and every sacrifice to secure ' j Its present, safety and its future wel-! fare." i The Graphic says thousands of civ- The entire British lines .wo^e thirty miles from the river Scarpe. near Arras, to theHiouth of St. Quentin has beon subject to heavy attacks by Germans. will lose no time in making whatever fresh demands may be required from the civilian population. The Times points out that the Germans did not. succeed in their supreme object of driving a wedge batweenMho English and French armies and the prospect of such a success is very remote. The immediate'problem is whether the British and French forces are able to re-occupy approximately the 131C line. Tho Daily News demands a detailed statement of the progress of battle from headquarters and say that if the U9ws is unfavorable the public prefer to learn it from their own official statement rather lljan from the Germans. Great Work British Gunners Yesterday was the supreme day for the British gunners, says the correspondent. Attacking from north of Er-vlllers to the point of British contact with the French, tho Gormans were toeld up nearly everywhere by the ceaseless intensity of the British artillery fire. Masses of enemy infantry coming forward in waves which again and again attempted to reach their objectives met with the same fate as the old guard at Waterloo. In only one sector, near Saplgnles, did they succeed in bending back the British front. It was to conform tho front with this indentation that the British fell back during the nlgtit, straightening tho line. MONOPOLY OF ALCOHOL Paris, Mar. 20.-The chamber of dep- uties today adopted a bill giving the government a monopoly of the purchase and sal" of industrial alcohol. Builders' Supplies CEMENT, LIME. WOOD FIBRE PLASTER, EMPIRE FINISH, HOLLOW TILE, BRICK, ROOFINGS, BUILDING AND TAR PAPER, FIRE PLACE MANTLES AND GRATES, TILE, BEAVER BOARD, PLATE GLASS, MURANESE GLASS, COMMON GLASS, AUTO WINDSHIELDS. The Western Supply & Equipment Co. Ltd. FOURTH ST. S., LETHBRIDGE PHONE 1044 ? * ? CLAIM 8IX BIG TANKS > ? Copenhagen, March 26.-- > ? German correspondents renprt > ? that six British taJiks have > been captured. * : �> Lethhridge, March 25th, 1918. EXTRACTS FROM MONTHLY REPORT OF UTILITIES-FEBRUARY Street Railway: Expense Earnings Gain 19.18 (on operation only) .....|....... $ a,4l)1.2,'! $ 4,307.97 $ 90G.74 1917 (on operation only) .............. 3,279.12 3,874.07 594.95  i 191S Light and Power ................. 11,5311.02 12,012.55 476.53 1917 Light and Power ................. 9,550.21 10,731.70 1,181.49 1918 Coal Mine....................... 1.433.61 1.712.51 278.90 1917 Coal Mine ..................1,410.3;; 1^)00.6* 90.35 M. FREEMAN, Ad. U. ' Commissioner Public Utilities. Nursing Mission Annual Tea Saturday, March 30 From Three to Six O'Glock ===== at � , 428 13th St South \ A Silver Collection In Aid of Their Funds The Time is Short. Do It Today. We Are Showing A Big Range of Suits at $25.00 Splendid values. Materials are real good pure wool serges and gaberdines. Silk- lined and fash-ionably cut and finished. This is an Easter Special at $25.00 Beautiful Suits at $40.00 and up You can pay sixty and get nothing better more fashionably made. They come in navy, sand and grey. Swell suits at $40.00 and up to ................. 50.00 Newest Easter Neckwear Just to Hand � All the new things in stocks, cape collars, tuxedo collars, coat sets, (collar and cult's), striped Windsor ties. Prices range from 50c up to .......................... 2.50 New Things for the Kiddies Dress hats, knock-about hats* smart, wash suits nn.d blouses, pretty little dresses in ginghsims or Voiles. All prices, but none too high. Easter Kid Gloves The Genuine French Make At $2.00 and $2.25 Those are the regular lines we have been selling the last, six years and have always been satisfactory to the purchasers. They come fn black, black and while, all white, white with black, chamgagne, .browns and tans; also champagne \vitlr-4)lack points. Silk Hosiery For Best Wear Holeproof Silk Hosiery in grey and champagne. Per pair ..................... lack, white, 1.50 Crown Silk Hosiery A true fitter and well finished stocking. They ciinir in black, white, sand, Ian, brown, bronze, grey, canary, sky, pink, champagne, rose, navy and Copenhagen blue.. At per J |JQ Children's Fine Lisle Hosiery at 40c and 50c Fliu, ribbed silk finish. Sizes 5 to 10. P.lack, white, sky and pink at per pair, Cft#% 40c and................................. OUC Store Will be Closed All Day Friday, Good Friday The Simpson Company, Ltd. ;