Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - October 3, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 3, 1918 THE LETHBRIDGE DAILY HERALD ,5 FIVE Allies Continue to Smash Through Hindenburg Line All Along Front British Headquarters in France, Oct. 3.-Field Marshal Halg's forces are reported to have captured Ramicourt, Gouy, Le Ga-telet and Sequehart. This, has not been officially confirmed. More than 2,000 Germans have been taken prisoner today by the .British. THREE MILE ADVANCE London, Oct. 3.-(3.35 p.m.).- The Germans have fallen back three miles in their retreat along the Lens-Armentleres line, it is reported this afternoon. 8MASHING HINDY LINE With the French Armies In France, Oct. 3.~(2 p.m.)-Geri. Debeny's troops in the region of St. Quentln yesterday began to imash through the lines of the Hindenburg positions over the entire front of that arnjy. GEN." CURRIE lias 51 a t e cU repeatedly that the morale of our troops is without equal. Ho knows that this is due to two things-discipline and smart appearance. 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Further north the French troops in conjunction with British forces took several small pieces of timber land in the face of vigorous resistance. , MUST DEFEND LILLE Paris, Oct. 3.-While the enemy Is throwing reserves relentlessly into the centre of the vast battalions in a desperate effort to stave off the inevitable hour of defeat, the allies continue to progress on the wings. Slowly but surely, the splendid advance of the allied forces under King Albert of Belgium has forced Gen. * Ludendorff to withdraw his troops. On this portion of the front, the position of the Germans is getting dangerous and they must find an effective way of defending Lille, which, with Metz, is the pivot of the whole German system in France. Now that the German first line in Belgium has been broken, the line of communication between Ostend and Thorout is in peril and with the Roulers-Menin railroad cut, it can be soen that the position of the enemy there is grave. The second line of railroad from Bruges to Courtrai is under shell fire. While this German army, the 4fh, is thrust back on its communication, the forces on Its right are in a risky position near the sea at Nieuport. Those elements on the left of the 4th army are thrown back at some,points south of the Lys river and will have difficulty in defending Lille. LE CATELET CAPTURED Latest news from the centre of the lines shows that ths enemy resistance there is giving evidence of failing, Le Catelet has been taken in this sector. On the right, .Gen. Berthelot is . still driving the Germans away from the Rheims region and Gen. Gouraud is making slow progress in the Champagne. Everywhere the signs of battle indicate the approach of the critical phase. In addition to the general satisfaction over the situation in France, Paris is rejoicing over the news of the fall of Damascus. 1500 PRISONERS London, Oct. 3.-(3 p.m.).-Australian mounted troops operating in' the region northeast of Damascus in Syria, on Wednesday, charged and captured a Turkish column. Fifteen hundred prisoners were taken and two guns and 40 machine guns were captured, according to an official statement'issued today by the war office. On American Front'in Lorraine With the American Army northwest ot Verdun, Oct. 2.- (By the Associated The Day's War Summary (By the Associated Press) On a front of 20 miles between Armentieres and Lens the Germans con-linue to retire from the salient .west of Lille. North of St. Quentifi, the British again are storming the.-German defense lines, while in the Champagne the French are pressing northward, threatening the German communications. The evacuation of the Lille salient is the dir^t result of the allied advances in Flanders and around Cambrai. The British are keeping close on the heels of the Germans, who already have retired an average of two miles, but there is no indication of when the enemy will stop. RECOVER COAL FIELDS Armentieres and Lens apparently are held by the enemy, but their fall to the British apparently is a matter of a very short time. With Lens in the hands of the- British and the German line moved bad: to near Lille or beyond, the great coal fields in this district will no longer be of use to tho Germans. " In Flanders, the Belgians, British and French continue their pressure against the enemy. The salient driven by the allies threatens the German grip on Belgium and an advance of perhaps 10 miles toward Ghent probably would force the enemy to retire to the northern Meuse line. On the Cambrai-St. Quentin- front the British have maintained their gains in. spite of strong German counter-thrusts. The new British attack north of St. Quentin apparently is against the Bourevoir-Fonsommes line, where the British have made a salient. SOON REACH OPEN GROUND NORTH. OF RHEIMS The French continue their attacks north of Rheims and have taken further ground, from the enemy. North of Rheims, the enemy soon will be in the flpen, where the French advance may be more rapid. In Champagne, the French have captured Challerange and their guns now command the junction of Vouzieres. In losing Challerange, the Germans lost command of the rail way running through the Argonne forest at Grand Pre. This was the main supply lino of the Germans facing the Americans east of the Argonne, THREATEN GERMAN SUPPLY LINES In withdrawing from the Lille salient, the Germans are endeavoring to get out o� the giant trap which Marshal Foch has constructed. While hammering the formidable Cambrai-Laon line by thrusts in Flanders and from Rheims to the Meuse, he is bending back the-German flanks. The German supply lines are menaced by the allied advances on ^the flanks and should they be^eut the German situation would be most desperate. It .would seem that the retirement, unless to a great depth, would be of Tittle ultimate avail toward putting off a-retreat all along the line from the North Sea to Alsace. Invest In Good Clothes Good clothes pay,-for good clothes create favorable impressions; and* the feeling of being well dressed brings that personal confidence, which eventually leads to success. FIT-REFORM t Faultless Garments dress their wearers in the latest refined styles, and give that up-to-the-minute tailored appearance. Value, style, fit and finish are in Fit-Reform clothes. Examine the new models. -iceio McKELVIE & McGUIRE ^ETHBRIDGE =3? Press)-Violent artillery firing developed along the centra o� tiio American IJueJ^etwcen the Mouse and the Aisne today. The Germans also' bombarded the''American positions on the right, near (he Meuse, to a limited extent, but on the extreme left there was a significant silence for the greater part of the day. Along this sector of the front, the positions held by the Americans follow a zig-zag line. The number of Germans near the Argonne forest is less than that fighting on tho eastern side. Gen. Gouraud's drive west of the forest, together with the advance of the Americans to the east of it, threatens to cut off the enemy units still clinging to the wooded hills south of Grande Pre. A New Attack With the British Armies in France, Oct.. ."!.- (11 a.m.)-The British launched fresh attacks this morning on a front of nearly six miles between Sequehart. and Bony, northeast ot St. Quentin. Again there has been heavy fighting along the Hindenburg line in this area and more ground of the most important nature lias been gained. In Flanders, further substantial advances have been made and there has been, extraordinary heavy fighting, in which the British forced their way forward by sheer might. Berlin Official Berlin, Oct. 3.-French attacks toward the western end of the Chemin-des-Dumes were repulsed, while in the Champagne, counter thrusts, it is announced, reduced tho area of recent French gains. The failure of strong attacks upon new German lines both north and south of St. Quentin is claimed.' In moving from Armentieres and Lens, the official statement says, the Germans occupied rearward positions oast of those towns. Yesterday the British bombarded the, abandoned positions and then pushed on across the Fleurbaix-La Bassee-Hulluch line. On the Tlanders front, the repulse of attacks north of Staden and northwest and west of Rdulers is reported. The text.reads: "In Flanders, enemy attacks north of Staden and northwest and -west of Roulers were repulsed. We took 200 prisoners. In the evening, partial attacks by the enemy on both sides of the Ypres-Menin road failed. "Armentieres and Lens were evacuated by us without fighting on Tuesday night. We occupied rearward positions east of both towns.. In the course of the day, the enems', after strong artjllery preparation placed against the abandoned positions, followed over the Fleurbaix-La Bassee-Rulluch line. "Before Cambrai, the day was quieter. Euemy partial attacks on the plain of the Scheldt, near and southeast of RumUly, were repulsed. Strong attacks and thrusts against our new lines north and south of St. Quentin failed. "Southeast of Anizy-Le Chateau and north of Filain, we repulsed partial attacks. Schleswieg-Holstein regiments defended the positions on the ridge of the Chemin-des-Dames against strong enemy attacks. There were engagements in front of our new lines north of Rheims." Yanks on New Hun Line With the American Army Northwest of Verdun, Oct. 2.-American units reached the Kriemhild-Steelung line at one point today. Just south of Brieulles, they advanced to a spot where they established an actual contact with this famous, enemy system. REGINA FREIGHT HANDLERS AT WORK Regina, Oct. 3.-Freight handlers in the Canadian Pacific railway freight sheds here are at work, the local men saying they would remain at work until word was received from the international headquarters at Cincinnati. , - S. A. CAMPAIGN Toronto, Oct. 3.-Salvation Army headquarters announced today that a national campaign would be inaugurated early in November to raise a fund of $1,000,000 with which to finance the war work of the organization. Canadians Have Taken One-Fifth Of AH British Prisoners In Two Months (By J. F. B. Livesay). With the Canadian Forces, Oct. 1.- (Delayed).--Later reports did not verify all the rumors of gains our troops were reported to have made at the jump-off early .this morning under the Hcreen of a heavy barrage. We anticipated the enemy in his counter-attack. He had laid down his own barrage almost on the Instant that we went forward. Our momentum carried us through his organizations, which were thrown into temporary confusion from which we_"reaped at the oulBel over 1,000 prisoners. These were from an unusual number of units, proving that he had gathered in front of the Canadian corps every element at his command for the purpose of stemming bur advance. His paramount object was to keep his hold on Cambrai, the pivot, of his entire defense on this front. The Canadian force boundaries coincide with thO!,e of the 18th German army corps group commanded by Von Albrecht. Since the commencement ot operations on Friday last this corps has employed 13 divisions. This includes the 58th division and the 18th reserve division, one regiment of each on our northern and southern flanks? respectively, and this mornings battle shows that this corps had nine divisions directly massed to check our attack, namely, remnants of the 12th division, reinforced by the 3oth division from the Sensce river to the northern outskirts of Epinoy, the 22nd division, reinforced by the 234th division from the Sanconrt, 207th division, reinforced by the 26th division from Sancourt to the southern outskirts of Tilloy and thence south to Cambrai, elements of the 1st Guards reserve division and 207th division, reinforced by the 220th division and with one brigade of the 18th reserve division. In addition to these, extra marksmen and machine guu detachments, together with the machine gun and divisional artillery of the 7th cavalry and 187th divisions, probably being employed, although remnants of the infantry of these divisions have been withdrawn. Local attacks by battalions and regiments of the above mentioned divisions have taken place and our artillery and machine guns and bombing squadrons have been most active on innumerable targets, supplied by the enemy personnel. Our artillery all along unceasingly engages those marks, in many cases by direct fire over open sights. Hun .Orders to Hold Regimental officers, who have been through Ypres, the Somme and Passchendaele. agree that the enemy has never fought more determinedly and we have taken from him today a great toll in killed' and wounded. The reason for this is not far to seek. In the fighting for the Cambrai line, the Hun is at last fighting for his fireside. The following is a translation of. a corps order captured by us this afternoon: "Soldiers of the corps-Up ,lo the present, time we have given up to the enemy a certain amount of foreign land of little value for military reasons,-while causing him heavy casualties. Now you are occupying strong developed positions and not a foot must be given up. The British are seeking a decision and we of this corps have a most important sector from the point of view of a decision. Remember that here you are now defending your home, your family and your dear fatherland. Remember ! how your homes will look if war is carried there and with it invasion of the enemy's hordes. If you stand fast, victory will be ours, as before, for you are superior to the enemy, who now only shows a desire to attack with tanks and these tanks we shall destroy. Therefore, carry on, use your rifle cold-bloodedly and cold steel with courage. I expect that every man will do his duty in the decisive battles coming, from the general to the most junior private." The Hardest Day "The hardest day's fighting the Canadian corps was ever in," remarked a western brigadier, "it was ding-dong all day long with never a let-up. He made three or four attacks and beat off numerous enemy counter-attacks. He had u great concentration of artillery behind the canal and his machine guns were innumerable. We estimate he had a division on every 1,000 yards of our front." Mow Down Masses Our artillery officers say it was their biggest day. The enemy came up the valleys in dense masses, upon which our guns of all calibres played all day long. He was evidently determined to recapture Bourlon wood, the key to Cambrai, but the close of |*the day found us with our line well advanced over what, it was at dawn. It was inevitable that in such desperate fighting our casualties must be heavy. With the battle still in progress it was impossible to evacuate all our wounded. Individual battalions have suffered severely from loss of officers, though the junior ranks are being sufficiently, filled from old non-commissioned officers, who have returned to their units after qualifying for commissions. The drain of two months' offensive warfare on our veteran leadership is, however, severe and difficult to replenish. Nevertheless, the Canadian corps stands proudly on the ground which it has won from the enemy. If it has suffered severely it is because on its assault on the enemy's strategic flank it has attracted to itself the pick of his arms. 'Remarkable Record During the past month the corps has accounted for 33 per cent, of the guns and 20 per cent, of the -prisoners captured by the British on the western front. THE THEATRES AT ST Alt LAND Comedy holds full sway in "Amaril-ly of Clothes Line Alley," the next Artcraft picture following "Stella Maris," which stars Mary Pickford, and whicli will be exhibited at Star-land theatre, beginning tonight. White in every picture presenting Miss Pickford there has been more or less comedy and the star has time and again proven herself a comedienne of rare ability as welt-as an actress -capable of any height of emotional acting, it. iB said that there has never been a Pickford photoplay wherein humor predominated to such an extent as in this new story of the slums. ,' There are many moments of genuine "Betrayed" Whine Huns When Bulgars Surrender pathos and any number of thrills ill the course of the picture, but laughter will hold sway, overcoming momentary-predisposition to tears. Throughout the story "Our Mary," winsome, dainty withal, presents a convincing figure of the little tenement girl straying far afield into the realms of the idle rich, lured by the blandishments of a scion of wealth, but returns at last to her natural environments where she finds happiness. Amsterdam, Oct. 3.-The news of Bulgaria's-mnconditional surrender is now being published In the German press. It was admittedly withheld intentionally from publication for a time because the German official world refused to credit it until the last moment. "We are betrayed," Is a sentence that frequently appears in the newspaper articles. The Frankfort Gazette is the first to admit that the surrender 1b a direct^ consequence of the developments on the western front and it described King Ferdinand's "reported messages of loyalty to the German and Austrian emperors as constituting a psychological puzzle." The Cologne Volks Zeitung is deeply pessimistic regarding the future. "It would be unwise to place any hopes on a counter,movement by tho Loyalist party of the Bulgarian aimy and nation," adding, "but if it did come, it would be w.ejcome." Referring to the effect of the Bulgarian surrender in Germany, the newspaper says: "If the country fails, then the front goes down also. � The trials which have befallen in the past few weeks are too much for the people to bear tfter four years of hard fighting with I'the support of faithful allies." The Volks Zeitung beseeches the Almighty "not to make it too hard for us," for, in its view, "there ia nothing holier than Germany fighting for life." Hunt Hold, Sofia IAmsterdam, Oct. 3.-After representing the Bulgarian army as in a ' state of mutiny and confusion, a Vi-'enna telegram to -the ', Rotterdam Nieuwe Courant concludos: "This state of affairs has forced the central powers to leave in the capital (Sofia) sufficient .forces to preserve order and especially to guard the legations and the �stores of food and war material." Hun Stocks Slump Amsterdam, Oct. 3.--The Berlin bourse suffered a further bad slump yesterday owing to the absence of reliable news from the Balkans. Many stocks were stricken from the official list as unquotable. On the Budapest bourse a reassuring message from Premier Wekerle was read. It stated .that whatever happened the frontiers of the country were safe. The precautionary measure fixing minimum prices, accordingly was withdrawn. This, however, did not prevent a further slump. Germany Couldn't Help Geneva, Oct. 2.-Bulgaria has not betrayed her allies, who were informed of every step she took through many European press channels, a Sofia dispatch to . the Neue Zeitung of Zurich declares, it asserts also that on the contrary, on Sept. 22, for instance, King Ferdinand sent an urgent appeal to German headquarters for military aid, giving notice that he, otherwise, would be forced to. open negotiations' with the enemy. Germany, however, replied'that it was impossible to comply, AT THE EMPRESS To have married the same man fifty times is the sensational connubial record of Edith Roberts, the naive little Bluebird star. 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