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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - October 2, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 2, li^S the lethbridge daily herald PAGE five German Hold on Belgian Coast Shaky; Enemy Retreat Hastens; Burning Towns Washington, Oct. 2.-Further evidence of German preparation for evacuating the Belgian sea coast reached th� state department In dispatches today, saying hospitals, post offices and the contents of storage houses of the German 4th army district are being moved back and turned over to the military governmerii in the interior. German civilian authoricies are being recalled and strict regulations affecting the jnarltimi district are being enforced. Reserves In Belgium, which are to b". sent to the front by the Antwerp naval staff, are said to be preparing to leave Belgium. COAST UNTENABLE ' London, Oct. 2.-The Germans are making a determined Flanders, as everywhere else, to stop the onrush of the allies. If the allies push even five miles further eastward on the Belgium front, Ostcnd will become untenable, while an advance of 10 miles would jeopardize the entire coast lire. 2000 PRISONERS London,. Oct. 2.- (By Associated Press)-Two thousand prisoners have been taken by the French between the Vesle and the Aisne in their operations of the last two days. On the Belgian front the Anglo-Belgian troops have been subjected to violent counter-attacks. Neither these nor the bad weather, however, have stopped the advance, although the combination has had the result of slowing down the allied progress. Encircle Armentieres British Headquarters in France. Oct. 2.-(Reuter'B)-Tho British 2nd �rmy, co-operating with the Belgians in the Flanders campaign, continued today to press: forward. In the process of encircling Armentieres it took the hamlet of Leblset, close to Armertier-es on the north. BUY YOUR i BOYS' BOOTS THE HUDSON'S BAY SHOE SALE Airmen Active , The Improved weather brought out the British airmen, anxious to make 1 up tho leeway of their onforcod inactivity. They came and went, again and again, dropping more than 30 tons of bombs upon the spots which seemed best to repay such attention. Pass Roulers ' Willi the British Armies in Flanders, Oct. 2.- (By Associated Press) - Field Marshal Haig's forces today captured Itoileghem Capelle anil advanced for a distance of 3,000 yards southeast of Roulers. French Gain Four Miles Paris, Oct. 2.-(1 n.m.)-Ceil. Ber-thelot's army today is making good progress between the Vesle river and the Aisne canal. The French troops have captured five or six villages and their advance at some points has reached a depth of from five to six kilometres. Enemy Withdrawing With the American Army -Northwest of Verdun, Oct. 1.-The enemy tonight appears to he withdrawing on the American left. Broadly speaking, he is going in the direction of the juncture of the, Brunhilde and Kriemp-iu'd systems. In the Argonne^ forest, Americans made progress today. East of the forest, they are operating north ot Clerges and hold positions on' the load from Gesnes to Exermont. L; this district there has been hard fighting, local positions repeatedly changing hands until the Americans today established their supremacy. The excellence of the American aerial force is demonstrated by a lola! bag of 100 hostile planes and 21 balloons since Sept. 26. Canadians Had Hard Day \ With the British Army In France, Oct. 2.-(By Associated Press).-British forces, breaking through the Ger-Biun line on the Beaurevoir-Waincourt front and capturing both these villages, together with Sequehart, creat-1 cd a. salient which added materially in the capture of St. Quentin by the French. The capture of Beaurevoir cleared up the situation in the Gouy salient to the north. The British fourth army look these places, while the third army captured Crevecourt and Rumilly, south of Cambra! and the high ground east and north of those villages. The Canadians iiud a hard day yesterday north of Cambrai. the Germans making a determined stand around the burning fcity. The British 3rd and 4th armies took 1,700 additional prisoners yesterday. Heavy rains and mud have -been interfeilng with the progress of the operations by the Belgian army and the 2nd British army in Flanders. Today, although the ground continued muddy, the weather was clear and cold, a change favorable to the prospects of the allies. The Belgian and British forces are now astride "the Roulers-Menin road laong a considerable stretch. . Hun Defense Broken London,. 'Oct. 2.-(1.30 p. m)-Between Cambrai and St. Quentin the German lines of defense have been broken. It Is uncertain what lines the enemy has in the rear. The flrit-lsh advance threatens the German lines of retreat in the Oiso valley and also from the massif of St. Gobain. Between the Aisne and the Vesle rivers, Frencit'ttoops In the last three days have advanced on a front of 10 miles to a depth of throe to four miles. The Germans are now retreating toward the, line they had in 1917. In view of the loss to the Germans of St. Quentin and the lines to the north of that city, an enemy retirement on a fairly large scale seems probable. Given fairly moderate weather, some very big changes on tho western front may be seen before winter. A Great Victory British Headquarters in France, Oct. 2.-(Router's).-The long, bitter battle is still raging, but it. has Turned so definitely in favor of the British that it Is scarcely even "premature to hall it as a great victory. To the north of the sector where the chief tactical gain of yesterday was scored (in the region north of St. Quentin), there was continuous and desperate fighting. Again and again the resrves of enemy storming troops were flung into the counter-attack 'and the battle swayed with incredible fury. Amid all this surging, HUNS KILL however, our (roops were gradually shouldoring forward. Italian Official Rome, Oct. 2,-Artillery duels in tho mountain sector and the repulse ot Austrian patrols on the same sector are reported in the official statement from the Italian war office today. The statement reads: "Thure wore artillery duels in the region of C'onoalaglii and Posina, on | tho Asiago plateau, and around Mon-' tello. Hostile patrols which attempted lo approach our outposts in the Mori region and on Col Del Rosso were driven back." French Official Paris, Oct. 2.-Northwest of Rheims the French have taken Pouillon and Tliie). They have reached the southern outskirts of Villers-Franquex. North of Rheims they have pushed forward their line, to the outskirts of Betheny. There was no change in the Champagne during the night. The official statement reads: "In St. Quentin, lively fighting took place in the night. The enemy, who was thrown back to the eai?t bank of the canal, continues to resist with marked energy. "Between the Aisne and the Vesle, the French troops gained new advances in the region of Rheims. The French 1iold Pouillon and Thll, and the southern outskirts of Villers-Fran-quex. The massif of St. Thierry is now in the hands of the French. Wre also gained ground north of La Nu-vlllette and carried,, our line to the southern outskirts of Betheny. "In the Champagne, the .night was without change." "Winter Position" With the American Army in France, Oct. 1.-To what extent the Germans have been compelled by the turn of recent events lo change their plans is shown by a battalion order just captured. It says tersely: "The troops are reminded that our present position is our winter position." Tho regiment at the time this order was issued was in the line below Cambrai. There seems to have been a general juggling of the German fore, es. , Numerous observers have reported a general movement, especially across the Meuse westward from Brieulles. Its direction is along the river toward the north and toward the apex of the American line. In Macedonia Paris, Oct. l.- fDelayed).-The allied forces in Macedonia continued thoir progress until midday of Sept. 30, according to the French war office statement of tonight and oa the west entered the town of Kichevo, 20 miles east of the Albania fronlior. The statement reads: "On Sept. 30, up to noon, the hour fixed for the suspension of hostilities according to the armistice, the allied armies continue'd their progress under favorable conditions. The Serbian army occupied the i-eights of Grad-ishte and Plavltse, between Uskub aud the Bulgarian frontier. To the west, allied troops have entered Kichevo. "In the region of tne Lakes, we readied Struga, Alhar.ia. To the west of-Lako Ochrida, the Austrian forces continue to resist vigorously." 20 With the American Army Northwest of Verdun, Oct. 1.-(By Associated Press)-Twenty patients, most, of them already suffering from wounds, received In battle, were killed when a German shell struck an American hospital several nights ago. The hospital was only a short distance behind the fighting line. It is possible that it was a stray shell, but ft appears probable that a deliberate attempt was made to attack the hospital. BEEN CAPTURED London, Oct. 2.-Damascus, the capital of Syria, was occupied by Gen. Allenby's forces on Tuesday morning, according to an official statement issued today by the British war office. {. > .;. .;. .;..j..;. ? ? "FLASHER" GOT SLASHED * Damascus is the Turkish base in Syria, and Palestine, and it is reported fall probably means the end of all Turkish resistance to Gen. Allenby in Palestine and Syria. The city, which dates back to the dawn of history, is the junction point of railroads leading to the port of Beirut and Aleppo, 180 miles northeast. i Aleppo is the most important Turkish base in this section of Asia Minor and is a junction point of the railways from Palestine and Mesopotamia. Damascus Is the capital of the vilayet of Syria and has a population of about 150,000. It is one of the holy cities and the Arabs regard it is one of the four paradises on earth. The capture of Damascus marks an advance of 130 miles by Gen. Allen-by's forces since Sepi. 20, the day lie launched his victorious attack north of Jerusalem. In that time the British have captured more than 50,000 prisoners, destroyed at least three Turkish armies and driven the enemy from Palestine and a great part of Syria. A Greek Statement Saloniki, Oct. 1.-The following statement was issued at the Greek headquarters list night: "Greek troops "tiave continued their ad.vauce in pursuit of the enemy. In the region to the north of Veles,. they have occupied the heights -north of Yenikoy and the slopes dominating Palas-li." At the allied headquarters the following statement Avas issued: "By virtue of the term3 of the convention signed at 10 o'clock Sept. 29, hostilities against the Bulgarians ceased at noon today." (By Associated Press) British forces, under Gen. Allenby have scored another victory against the Turks in tho capture of the important city of Damascus, capital of Syria. CLEAR FRANCE AND BELGIUM SOON ' Germany^ defenses between Cambrai and St. Quentin are crumbling under the determined blows of Marshal Foch and the time of tho expected German withdrawal from France and Belgium apparently is drawing appreciably nearer. Under the attack of the British, French and American troops the Hlndenburg defense system from the Scarpe to the Oise, a distance or 50 miles, is being overrun. In the north, tho valuable network,,of railroads in Flanders rapidly is becoming useless and in tho south the French are pressing vigoro/isly their advance west and north of Rheims. EXPECT WHOLE LINE WILL CRUMBLE Along the road running back from the St. Quentin-Cambrai line in France, long trains of transport are moving toward the Belgian frontier. Military experts expect, now that a retirement is actually in progress, that the entire German line will crumble as the German armies make their way back to their defensive positions. LA FERE NOW THREATENED St. Quentin and Cambrai are in flames and the tall of the latter will probably mean the abandonment of Douai by the enemy. La Fere, south of St. Quentin, seems in peril and if that city Is taken by the allies, the Germans will probably be forced to retire from the St. Gobain forest and Laon. When this occurs, the backbone of the German army in northeastern France will be broken. ADVANCING ON LE CATEAU Northeast of St. Quentin, the British have advanced more than five miles eastward from the front line of the Hindenburg positions. A salient most dangerous to the enemy has been driven in between St. Quentin and Lecat-elet and the British are advancing through a big gap in the enemy line across important roads and railways toward Le Cateau, one of the most important traffic centres west of the German frontier. GOING AROUND CAMBRAI Cambrai has not yet. been occupied by the British, but Field- Marshal Haig has taken important heights south of the town and east of the Scheldt canal, ihus drawing closer the net around Cambrai. The French met with spirited resistance in entering St'.' Quentin, but succeeded in throwing the enemy beyond the canal, which cuts through the eastern suburbs. ROULERS AND MENIN ON FIRE In Flanders, the Germans are reported to have set fire to the railway junctions of Roulers and Menin and to be removing their big guns from tho Belgian coast, around the submarine base o� Oslend, which is being outflanked. The Belgians now are five miles from Thorout, while the British are across the Lys seven miles north of Lille and are within seven miles of Courtrai. All these are important railway centres and Lille is the strongest German position north of Cambrai. The French are driving the Germans back to their old lines in the Rheims region. Further gains have been made between the Vesle and the Aisne l north of Rheims. PLACING GERMANS IN A POCKET Further gains have been made between the Vesle and" the Aisne and north of Rheims. Several miles more and the French will be in the open country north of Rheims and threatening the immediate communications of Laon. The French advance here and east of the Suippe is placing the Germans between Rheims and the Suippe in a pocket. In Champagne, there has been little change, hut the French have rendered useless the railroad running through the Argonne forest from Challe-range. This makes possible a further American movement on the eastern edge of the Argonne. An attack would not be unexpected in the Lorraine country, where the Americans occupy positions along the Moselle. FORECAST AN ITALIAN OFFENSIVE The other front where fighting may begin on a large scale is in Italy, where the stage appears to be set for an offensive that will carry the Italian line toward the Austrian frontier. Bulgarian Step Caused A Sensation In Vienna WITNESSES WHO CAME TO ESKIMO TRIAL FROZEN and > ; v ? ? > 4> NOTICE TO OUR CUSTOMERS We are changing our tickets to the Coupon Tickets, which are 100 one-cent tickets, good for the purchase of any of our products. Milk, pint ..... .. 7c quart.........14c Table Cream, half pint..................17c XX Cream, half pint :...................20c Buttermilk, quart...................... . 7c It is not considered good form In England to cheat even the handbook men by betting on a race after the winner is known. On the contrary, the authorities so frown on such attempts or practices that they are dangerous to the personal liberty of the smart bettor. At West London Police Court on the second day of last month, Alfred Perlson, according to the Times, was sentenced to nine months In prison for defrauding a firm of Glasgow commission agents, or starting price men, by telegraphing bets on races after he had ascertained the names ' of the winners by telephone. *�* ** ^* *# PRESERVE YOUR TOMATOES ? .;. .;. ,5, .;, .j. .j. .j. .;. ;. ulf, N.W.T.. April 18, 1918." The writer states that his son Patsy and Kozha were left at Fort Norman in October, 1917. They had to make their way "600 miles through a country they did not know, in the middle of winter." and it was not until April 17, 191S, that they reached Coronation Gulf. They were both suffering from badly frozen arms and "had had a very hard trip." The letter is postmarked "Fort Simpson, August 2, .1918," and was addressed simply "C. C. McCaul, K.C., Edmonton." It was very well expressed and in excellent handwriting. Amsterdam, Oct. 2.-Saturday's Vienna newspapers, which have reached here, describe the tremendous sensation caused in the Austrian capital by the Bulgarian collapse. Rumors spread with ^lightning like rapidity that Turkey had followed Bui gaiia, that King Ferdinand had abdi cated, that his palace had been blown up and that a revolution had broken out in Bulgaria. ThcEe rumors were promptly denied, but, the impression remained that Bulgaria's secession had administered a grave blow to the dual monarchy. There was a panic on the bourse, where the losses, according to The Neuse Journal, run up to 190 points in some cases. ST. HALIFAX DOCTORS HELP Halifax, N. S., Oct. 2.-The medical profession of Halifax decided yesterday to answer the urgent c*-H of the state of Massachusetts for medical assistance to fight the Spanish influenza epidemic accepting the offer of Doctors Lessel, Thomas and McDougall to proceed to Boston this morning. Several detachments of nurses are, already doing splendid work in Boston. Coal cards for the householders in New York are a distinct possibility unless, the strictest voluntary economy is observed, according to Asr sistant State Fuel Administrator Moseley. Luther Burbank, whose success in the development of new varieties of fruits and flowers has made him famouB, has been do/voting himself to the patriotic work of greater grain production, and is now able to announce that he has ready several new varieties of wheat, one of which yields nearly twice as much, as' the ordinary wheat. These new varieties, he- gays, jue the result* of expert iments that have been, expensive "beyond the imagination of ordinary I growers," for every kernel had to be planted by hand, reaped with the jm of vinegar to 11 old-fashioned sickle, and threshed " ""with the old-fasMb'n,e� flail. With the French Army Near St. Quentin, Oct. 2.-(By Associated Press)-Entire sections of St. Quentin are in flames and explosions are heard in the city continually. Fighting continues north of the town, where the French have made progress. The French have gained the tunnel of the St. Quentin canal at Tronquoy and continue to advance eastward. The city hall of St. Quentin appear* to be intact, but it Is believed to be mined. ASIATIC CHOLERA BREAKS OUT IN VIENNA Madrid, Oct. 2.-Several caseB of Asiatic cholera have been discovered in Vienna and deaths have occurred from this disease there, according to official reports received hero from the Austrian capital. . Hun Plot in Serbis ' London. Oct. 2.-News; has reached the Serb an army in Macedonia that revolts have broken out in Serbia and other regions where there are Serb-bian Croatians and Slavons. This an-nouncemer.t is made in a semi-official note datPd Tuesday, which says that the report had been received, with great reserve. It is feared, however, the note says, that the Austro-Hun-garian government is purposely arranging with the police authorities to execute the peaceful inhabitants and then, on the basis of such facts, confiscate their property and imprison them in camps.,It is declared that the camps are in a terrible state because of infectious diseases and dirt. Call Them Deserters' Amsterdam, Oct. 2.-A Sofia dispatch dated Monday and received through Vienna says: "The deserters who were advancing on Sofia have been driven back to Vladaja and Vitoz defile by government troops. There is no danger for the capital." Grave Situation Base), Oct. 2.-The Bulgarian armistice undoubtedly has created a grave situation for Austria-Hungary, the Austrian premier yesterday told the lower house, but suitable . military measures will be taken immediately In accord with Germany. I RECEIVING WAR CROSS The patriotic spirit and devotion with which Canadian women have so far performed war-service work and made sacrifices has never been equalled in tho history of any country. Mothers, wires and sisters support this burden with strength and fortitude.. But those who are already miserable from the complaints and weaknesses which are so common to women, should take the right temperance tonic for the womanly system. > If a woman is borne down by pain and sufferings, by nervousness or dizzy spells, by headache or backache, "Favorite Prescription" should be taken. It can now be had in tablet form as well as liquid at most drugstores. Send to Dr. Pierce's Branch at Bridgeburg, Ont., for a 10c trial pkg. of tablets. For fifty years Dr. Pierce's Pleasant Pellets have been most satisfactory in fiver and hfjwel troubles. Windsor. Ont.-"Dr. Pierce's Favorite Prescription made a new woman of Die. For about six years I suffered with woman's trouble during .which lime I became all rundown, weak and nervous. I would have severe backaches and pains in my side. I doctored with the doctor but did not get cured of my ailment, and was so bad that I oouid scarcely walk across the floor when I began taking the 'Prescription.' When I had taken two bottles I was much improved and four bottles completely cured me, and I have enjoyed better health than I ever did before tailing this medicine. It, is truly a wonderful medicine for Borneo,"-Mrr. Martini Hukaitcr, 4 AlUtrt St. AT THE EMPRESS ' The Blue Streak," a Fox feature film which will be shown at the Empress theatre tonight, Is the first film made for William Fox by William Nigh. Mr. Nigh and Violet Palmer, a newly discovered film artiste, are starred in the production. The character known as "The Blue Streak," a dissipated youth, played by William Nigh, is cast out by his father. He goeB west and becomes a train robber. He and his men enter a saloon just as a gambler is to wed the proprietor's daughter, the part played by Violet Palmer. The 'Streak' shoots up the place and steals the girl. At a mountain cabin the "Streak" relents kidnapping the girl and finds he loves her. When the sheriff arrives he prepares to surrender but she runs to him and begs him to flee with her. He lifts her behind him anjt they escape. The "Streak" and his wife return to his father a new man. Mr. Nigh wrote the scenario of tho film as well as directed it. The characters are remarkably well drawn and played by a capable cast. Also the latest allied official war review. Tomorrow "The Deciding Kiss." Friday and Saturday "A" Man Without a Country." "SUNSHINE NAN" AT STARLAND SHOWS QUEER "TYPES" Ann Pennington's atest Paramount picture at Starland, "Sunshine Nan," abounds in, queer types of humanity which are portrayed by a' clever cast, including Richard Barthelmess, Helen Tracey, John Hines. Charles Eldrldge and others. There is, first of all, Sunshine Nan herself, skilfully depicted by Miss Pennington; next comes her loyal defender, Dan Lewis, who grows up to be her admirer and later her husband; there is Mrs. Snawdor, portrayed by funny Mrs. Lewis McCord; her husband, a disreputable derelict of a man, which part is taken by Charles Giblyn and others as amusing. Alice Hegan Rice, the author, will be remembered for her "Mrs. Wlggs ot the Cabbage Patch," "Lovely Mary," "Mr. Opp" and others. Charles Giblyn is the director while Eve Unsell has been responsible for a good scenario, following closely Alice Hegan Rice's story, "Calvary Alley." BUY YOUR BABIES' BOOTS AT THE.HUDSON'S BAY SHOE SALE EMPRESS TONIGHT ONLY It's Here at Last-It's a Thriller The photodrama you've been- waiting for a long time-a Western picture with a new theme, plenty of thrillB and a dainty love story-In it WILLIAM FOX introduces two new stars William Nigh and Violet Palmer "THE BLUE STREAK" LATEST ALLIED OFFICIAL WAR REVIEW Tomorrow-"The Deciding Kiss" Coming-Friday and Saturday "THE MAN WITHOUT A COUNTRY" HERE SOON-"TOYS OF FATE" "WON BY* A FOWL"-TWO-REEL KEYSTONE COMEDY, TONIGHT PARAMOUNT PICTURES PRE8ENTJ ,m ANN PENNINGTON "SUNSHINE NAN" 28 ;