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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - October 3, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta i PAGE FOUR THE LETHBRID DAILY AND WIIKU ' Proprietor* and Puhllafwr* fHB LKTHBRIDQE HERALD MINT INO COMPANY, LIMITED-tn tth Street Seuth, Lathbrldfl* W. A. Buchanan JrYealgsaa ux� Managiac Director �ate TmH* .  Builnati Mum� TILKPHONf* issss Office .......... OftlM .......... mi it tueecrlptlen RatMl Mir, uelrrered, per week Dally, delivered, per year .....15 M Bally, �y mail, per year ......%iM Weekly, by nail per year .....$1M .Weekly, by mall, per year to TT.B..$f.e� i( Oatna of expiry of anbaariptfoaa ap> year daily on adc!r�i� label. AeoeeV Me* o?- papers rite.- explraU.at date la . Mr authority to continue the mb-aerlpttaa. ,THE PROGRESS OF THE WAR 'The allied capture of St. Queatin, 'Which is now wholly in the hands of the French, is beginning to produce results. This morning's dispatches told of the retreat of the Germans along a front from Lens to Arcnen t tieres in the north. This is a 20-raile ' front where the enemy had strongly ' prepared positions. It will mean the I evacuation of the Lens district to which the Germans have clung desperately, and the great coal fields of [ the Lena and' Lille districts will short-! ly he, in French hands. This will ; prove a boon to the allies as coal has been, a very scarce article in France during the past four years. Further sooth the German communications in the Laon end of the bat-. tlezone are threatened, and a withdrawal here is imperative if the Crown Prince is to save his armies ; which are now in a pocket similar to that in- which Von Boehm found himself between Soissons^ and - Bhelms when Marshal Foch commenced his treat counter attack ia July. On the Belgian coast the Germans re also threatened. An advance of five or ten miles on the part of the ^Belgians, French and British fighting * there would result in the German evacuation of Ostend and other submarine bases. In a word,.the loss of St. Quentin, and lie virtual loss of Cambrai will shortly force the Germane to reconstruct their whole line in France and Flanders, and this new phase of the battle of the west front is now under way. Germans and Austriana are being rushed to Bulgaria to take the place of the Bulgarians who are withdrawing from Serbia, and this is expected to so weaken the Austrian lines that the Italians will spring upon them along the Piave river. An Italian offensive ia imminent. Turkey states that she will stick 2egis]ature. The; story is also revived that, SuVRobert Borden, within the next: year may retire and go to the Imperial Privy Council. It is reported that Sir Clifford Si(-ton's. sudden return to Canada is tor boom his brother Arthur for the job, while Messrs. Rowell and. 'Meighea likewise' have am-(bitipns-the latter, it is said, be- ing*backed by Lord Northcliffe. ' Anybody _can start a rumor but it 1b diffioult to stop it when it gets going. At any rate the above is interesting, as gossip, but we hardly tbmk its value goes beyond that. The United States Secretary of the Navy prays .for a sea fight. The "Gott" of-the Kaisep will not-'answer the prayer. . " ^1 do the very best I know how-the Tery best I can^ and I mean to keep doing,so until the end. If the end firings me out- all right, what is said Our last day in France provided the real thrills. We were to see Ypres, and that seemed to be .enough but the Germans put on an extra number to the programme by enabling us to experience a real bombardment. Distances are not great in France, that is distances between cities and towns. Every few miles there is a village, a town or a city. We left Boulogne in the morning and had. reached Poperinghe, just, behind Ypres in time for lunch with Lieut.-Col. Jim Cornwall's railway battalion which is stationed there. On the way, we passed through St. Onier, a beautiful city, which has solue of the scars of war marked upon its buildings, Hazebrouck, close to the Belgian boundary and then . Cassel. Cassel is perched on a hill-not very high as hills go, but high in thai section of Flanders where the country is largely flat. From that hill there was a wonderful view,all over Flanders. Away to the north was Dunkirk on the North Sea. In the distance to the southeast was Kem-mel, then held by the Germans. Balllieul, Armentieres and Lille, all famous in the war, were *to the south of us. Cassel is the scene of great war activity, but it has been- free from the damage of war. We were surprised to find many American troops there but we knew the reason later in the day when we saw the reserve trenches close to Ypres filled with boys from Uncle Sam's aounfcry. Leaving Cassel, we motored through Steenvorde and entered Belgium. Here the country was very flat. The little, towns and villages were mostly deserted. Along the roadside we frequently saw a roir.of shacks, just such as we would find on the outskirts of some of our western cities in the boom days. These shacks were the homes of Belgian refugees, probably far from- their homes, but determined to live on Belgian' soil, even if; it were only the western fringe of the kingdom. As we motored along troops were everywhere, Belgian, British and American. The roads were camouflaged tor miles and the troops qnd transports passed along in safety; "�Having had lunch at Poperinghe the trip to Ypres began but nbt before we had been warned of its dangers. Twelve of-the' party "prepared to face the possibility of real shelling and boarded cars hauled by a gasoline engine over a light railway and off we started for the city where our Canadian boys earned such a glorious reputation. It is a fiat, dirty, swampy country. Water lies all about in little ponds, fills the old shell holes and runs into the trenches. On either side of the little railway we could' see British guns hidden in the camouflage and now and again' a flash and a whizz would tell us that a shell, going over our heads, had started on a hurry up journey across No Man's Land to the German lines. Unlike Verdun, we found trees and buildings along the route. The guns had not cleaned ' -up all the vestige of life, as had been ! the case at Verdun. Trenche3 and | shell holes, old abandoned huts and dugouts, were to be seen everywhere, i Sopn Ypres-or what (had been Ypres-was pointed out to us as we speeded along on the railway. It reminded me, as I viewed it from a distance, of pictures I had seen of the uncovered ruins of the old Aztec cities in Mexico, Except for an occasional piece of wall standing here and there throughout the rulns*r the scene before me very much rssem-bled the pile of- rock at the Frank slide. We left the cars and entered the city. We walked about its streets �y.u-i... nit THURSDAY, OCTOBER 3, 1J18 t OF FIRST CONTINGENT London, Oct. 2.-Canadian military headquarters in London has, completed arrangements to properly commemorate October 14 next, the fourth anniversary ot the arrival of the 1st contingent in England. The actions will include a commemoration service in the afternoon followed by a dinner in the evening when Lfeut.-Gen. Sir Richard Turner, V.C., will preside over the re-union of over 400 officers representing every division of activity of the Canadian overseas forces. The speeches will relate to the notable achievements of Canadians overseas since their memorable arrival four years ago. TO CONFER ON TARIFF against me won't amount to anything. If the.' end brings me -out wrong, ten angels swearing I was right would make no difference.-Abraham Lincoln. The Woodstock Sentinel Review, in alarm, points out that if we are not very careful, some fine morning we may wake up and find- that we have been deprived of., our two per Cent, beer. The Simcoe Reformer declares that two per cent, beer fs not worth batting an eyelash for, while buttermilk is obtainable. The Toronto Telegram says: Arising out of the challenge issued last June by the western grain growers to the manufacturers of Canada to -declare themselves on the question of tariff, it has now been definitely decided that the C. M. A, which immediately accepted1 the challenge, will*postpone the proposed conference with the agricultural interests until representatives o� the western farmers have made a tour of eastern Canada to study the local conditions. After" full data has been obtained by both sides having in' view" 'that the fiscal questions of Canada are essentially of national application, it is intended* that later a representative conference will be held probably in Toronto, when the fullest consideration- will.be given-to the whole question of the fiscal policy of the Dominion. _ � ^ SIR THOMAS WHITE ' IS COMING WEST 'PICKED UP IN Toronto's losses in battle since the beginning of the Allied counter-offensive on July ISjhave'.been 2,721, and of this total 459 haye^been listed as killed in action jaact. 1.34 as having died of wounds. There are 37 missing, and five, are presufaied dead. Within a short time.-^the red, white and blue national color^ of Cuba will be, seen on the Weste'ro front in Eur-, ope alongside those "of the other ial-' lies, according to a statement made in New York by Jose Serrano, a mer-chant of Havana. The first contingent of the Cuban army to go will be about 20,000 strong, he- said. It is reported that the Quebec Provincial Government is about to; appoint a commission, to go to France to explain the real attitude of the French-Canadians In the present war. Among the probable commissioners mentioned are Hon. Tbos. ] Chapais, Hon. Dr. Beland and Hon.] Adelard Turgeon. J. A. Hewson, wh*o conducts a liquor store on St. Catharine street west, Montreal, was fined $1,000 and costs by Police Magistrate McDougall at  Alexandria;. Ont.. ..for violation of the Ontario Temperihee Act. Hewson, Who abandoned a truckload of liquor*at Moulinette* near Cornwall, about ten days ago. was arrested in Montreal and brought to Alexandria for trial. He paid the fine. Ralph L. Forster. sop of F. G. For-ster, chief inspector under the liquor acts in Alberta, is now captain in the tank division of the Imperial service. His promotion from second lieutenant to captain's, rank was for bravery at the start of the present offensive and Capt. Forster writes that he has been in action constantly since August 8. He now is commander of four tanks, each with a crew .of nine men, and armed with two cannon and'three machine guns, Stealing out across No Man's, Land* without orders, "Charley" Spencer, a well-known C.P.n. engineer, on the Vancouver-North Bend � division be-fowe the war, climbed aboard a "dead" German engine -: add, while the enemy's sentries paced back and forth, thinking all *as well, got steam up and gave the engine a few "kicks" back to  allay suspicion. Then he "threw her-over," opened the throttle wide and steamed away in the direction of the British lines. He was well inside "home" before the surprised Germans realized * what had happened. Spencer was a private at the time and was "penalized" by his CO. witli a lieutenant's commission. The train he stole included sixteen cars- of ammunition and a number of heavy guns, His mother Is Mrs. Trqughton, of Duncan, near Victoria, B.C. /- / SUYYO'Sfl One hundred, and one deaths .from Spanish influenza occurred in towns around Boston on Tuesday. Canada will have forty airplanes as part of the Dominions experit-ionary force for service in Siberia. * Construction of*454 vessels of 1,800,-000 tons deadweight is the additional 'program, of the U. S. shipping board, disclosed yesterday, at Washington. Albert Edward Widdifleld died in Newmarket in*-his 55th year. Mr. Widdifleld was bailiff ot the 4th division court and inspector of the North York Industrial home. Locomotives and cars have been built for the 'French railroad in the Sahara that are specially designed to withstand the force and cutting effect of sand storms. Guarantee to farmers of a minimum price of $15.50 a hundred pounds for hogs during the war is recommended by the U. S. National Agricultural Advisory Committee. V Rev. Jesse Whiting, who for-a number of years ministered in the Humboldt district of Saskatchewan, has heen appointed a chaplain to the forces in the Imperial Army and is now serving in that capacity in France. Lieut.-Col. P. B. Bowen, who organized the 202nd (Sportsmen's) Battalion, is critically ill at the Royal Alexandra hopsital, Edmontor. He is suffering from hemorrhage of the stomach, an after effect of his being gassed'' at the first battle of Ypres early in the war." The Cornell Daily Sun has suspended publication for the remainder of the war. The change in student life;- because ot war demands, and various other restrictions have brought about this decision. It sftuts up shop at the record point of its career. The' paper was founSed in 1880. !. L! Edmonton, Oct, 1.-That the provincial government should limit the amount of alcoholic liquors prescribed by physician^ to eight ounces is one ot the requests voiced in' an important resolution passoti by the physicians of Alberta \at the annual meeting ot the Alberta Medical Association, just concluded ,jln Edmonton. The same resolution also asks that, the liquor prescribed be put up In sealed bottles of four aud eight ounces, and-that the quantity of such liquors allowod any physician for hlSv own use, residing In a city where a. vendor is or will be established,"*be limited.to eight ounces instead of two quarts as heretofore. The doctors.also ask in this.recommendation that the medical men obtain their supply from the vendor by proscription. This action on the part ot the medical men was taken after a serious discussion of a communication received from the attorney-general's department, requesting the co-operation of the profession in enforcing the Liquor Act and also the act governing the sale and administering of narcotic drugs. , All of the. doctors at tha meeting expressed* themselves as being heartily" in favor of backing the government in this way. , In the resolution, the members of the association recommended that the name and address of the party to whom a prescription is issued be placed upon each prescription, so that information will be available to show whether the liquor is used for legitimate purposes and. by the proper party . It was also recommended that the government should make careful inspections throughout the province at regular intervals. BEETS, POTATOES A Swiss Banker Tells of Conditions in Austria and Germany-Vienna Hard Hit TWENTY-THREE DEATHS AT MONTREAL Montreal' Oct. 2,.-Eleven deaths among soldiers suffering from Spanish influenza today brings the total fatalities which have occurred -here from the scourge among the troops up to 23. ' London, Oqt. 2.-People in this country who grumble about war time living conditions ought to have a taste of what the central powers and to some extent the neutrals have to undergo, Bays Dr. Bhrensperger, a Zurich ducts. . . "In Hungaria conditions are better. The Hungarians hold oh to what food they have very' tenaciously.. At the frontier everybody leaving i� searched aud it he has any food in hi* possession it is.-confiscated. "Conditions in Germany are not quite 3s bad as they are in Austria, except In the great industrial' towns. The work people have been living on beets and potatoes for the last six months." *' Speaking of the morale of the people in the^ central empires, Dr. Ehrensperger'said: ' "( "Austria is kept going by the pressure of Germany. The Germans still believe ' the war will not last much' longefc"; You'must remember that the whole of the press of that country is in the hands. �f the government and the only news given is that which the authorities ..wish to appear.' They, are told every day that victory is near; when the real truth" dawns-upon them there will be a terrible revolution." Items of clothefe Made with shape retaining qualities. Fashioned by skilled workmen. Designed by artists who create style. priced with moder-5?^,.. atlon to- give true value to~ wearer $25,$35,$40to$75. AT THE HUDSON'S BAY SHOE SALE men's models for all purposes: the lounge, the office, the travel. All needs fully provided for; materials and satisfaction assured. KEEL LETHBRIDGE - ALBERTA 37441?58 ;