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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - October 5, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta t SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5, 1918 THE LETHBRIDGE DAILY HERALD PAGE FIVE. French and Americans Sweep Ahead; Dnuai Now Burning as Huns Leave Paris, Oct. 5.-The forward sweep of the Americans Is progressing brilliantly, according to advices received by La Llberte this afternoon. The American forces are now In'contact with the last -defenses of the Brunhilde line represented by the woods between Brleulea and th|e Meuse. The enemy Is reported to have removed the long distance guns that were protecting the railway junction of Vouzleres, six miles north of Montholse. CUNEL CAPTURED ..London, Oct. 5.-(4.30 p.m.).- In their offensive between the Meuat and the Aire, the Americans have scored an advance of - from two to three miles, moving over the most difficult country encountered In the Argonne forest. Among the towns reported captured Is Cunel, V/z miles northeast of Romagne. HUNS FALL BACK French Headquarters In France, Oct. 5.-10 a.m.)-(Reuter's)-In east Champagne, the Germans are falling back on the line of the Arnes river. This line has been reached by the American troops who have taken St.-Etienne-a-Arnes. Douai on Fire ..With the British Army in France, Oct. 5.-(11 a.m.).-Great tongues of flame were shooting up today from tlio city of Douai anil more fires liave heen started in .Cambrai. The Germans also have applied the torch to-] anany villages in the Cambrai area, ' As the flames and smoke rolled up from the ruined places, they were accompanied by explosions as the Germans blew up the stores they were unable to s;ive and which they did not wish to leave behind, fearing; they would beused by the British to hasten the German retreat. It is evident that tho Germans were prompted solely by rage in applying the torch to many of the places to which they set fire. They are destroying things of no military value to any one and the destruction ot which simply adds to the general devastatibh of the country. Village after village in all the country east and southeast of Cambrai and Douai is ablaze. The German is realizing that he must get out of this country and seems determined to lay it low in his spiteful fury. He has even set fire to the wreckage of ruined houses, while the homes of ~the peasants, in which they might have lived again, have gone up In flames, as the Germans retreat. Everywhere the British were continuing today to make advances, so thai, tho movement is general even if the push ahead at any particular place is slow. During the night the British appear to have regained possession of Beau-revoir and of the railway at I'onchaux. In the Beaurevolr fighting, the British have pushed their way through tho German forces until /he hitter have now been reinforced with cooks and officers' servants, who have been thrown into the line with rifles. Belgian Official Havre, Friday, Oct. 4.-In the operations Yn Flanders since Sept.. 28, the Belgian, British and French forces have taken 10,500 prisoners, ::50 guns and tiOO machine guns, says the official statement from the Belgian war office tonight. The allied troops gained all of the Flanders ridge and advanced nine miios. Ypres and Dix,mudc were removed from the enemy menace and the river Lys joined between Arm en-tieres and Wervicvj. The statement reads: "The attack began on Sept. 2S by the Belgian army and the British second army in co-operation with French forces resulted in the first 40 hours in the capture of the entire Flanders ridge. The attack was continued in a series of detailed operations in which passed beyond the Flanders ridge and gained further terrain. In the operations wo were able to ad-vanae 14 kilometres on a front of 40 kilometres. Ypres and l.lixmude were freed completely and we gained the leave ininiendlalely. Violent Fighting Pari-:, Oct. 5-The text of the French statement reads: "North or St. Quontin, the fighting continues with violence. The French have driven back the enemy, who do-fended themselves by foot on ithe height 1.12 metres southeast of Chad The Day's War Summary (By the Associated Press) French and American troops are smashing into the German positions in Champagne and havojorced the enemy to withdraw from valuable ground in the hill country near the Suippo river. Kant and west of the Argonne and northwest of Rheims there has heen heavy fighting to the advantage of the allies. On the northern sectors, the fighting apparently has quieted down. GERMANS IN DANGEROUS POSITION By advancing over tho heights of Blanc Alont and the Medeah farm, the French and Americans placed the Germans in the eastern part of the hill country around Moronvillers in a dangerous position. The enemy retired hurriedly toward the river Arnes. Just west of the Suippe, the French are moving toward Moronvillers. Between the Suippe and Rheims, the Germans arc in a deep salient, and the indications are that they will retire from it. Tho being'further endangered by the French attack northwest ou-Vert and he wood nearby We | /-Tms? .^m . B erthelot is attacking the German positions along .the Aisne have taken additional Pix-oner* j wIlh t v)gor. ,,. hn8 cro8R|, the canal at several points and has northwest ot Rheims. we have re-1 h , t,� otltsUil.l8 of - Bermerioourt. Beyond the canal is fairly open sun.ed our vigorous pressure against j couulry| 0VeI. wh)ch Ul0 FrencU cou,d move to take in the rear the enemy 1 salient east of Ithcims. In the last five days. Gen. Berthelot has taken 2,500, West of the Argonne, the Germans are fighting witb the enemy along the whole front the Aisne canal, which we crossed at several points. Our troops have pro-grossed to >he outskirts of Bernieri-eourl. The number of prisoners counted during the past five days is more than 2,."i(i0. Thirty-one cannon tell into tlio hands of the French, including 20 of large calibre, of which five wore 210'r. "in Champagne, f.ie French and Americans continue their attacks and realized an advance yesterday in the direction of the Arras, compelling the. enemy, who was endangered, to retire on liis left flank and withdraw hurriedly from part of the territory oast of the region of the Monts. French troops on the sector west of the Su to establish punt in this country Ottawa, Oct. 3.-The British Cellulose company, Which has figured considerably in public discussion in Great Britain and Is under investigation there, is planning to establish a plant, in Canada. The company makes a "dope" for covering airplanes. Sir Sain Hughes is interested in the company and he iiad been in conference with J. M. JlcCurdy, the aviation expert, regarding the construction of a plant similar to one being established in Xew Jersey. prisoners and 31 guns desperation to slay the advance of Gen. Gouraud toward their important communication Sines. AMERICANS AGAINST NEW HUN DEFENCES Toward the forest, after having taken important positions, the Americans are pressing northward into the Kreimhilde defense system. North of St. Quontin,. the British and French continue their vigorous pressure after having captured important points Friday. Around Baurevoir and Le Catelet, the British have advanced for substantial gains, while near Cnnrdron-Vert, the French have taken an important htigbt. Prisoners taken Friday in this region by the British and French aggregated 1200. FOUR MILES FROM LILLE West of I_.flle, the Germans, continued their withdrawal, hut. apparently EXPLOSION, ONE KILLED London. Out.. Oct. 5.-An explosion in an acetylene gas tank filling plant owned by F. G. Mitchell, 4,'io Rectory street, this morning killed Sydney Snyder, the manager of the plant, and demolished several structures in the vicinity of Dundas and Rectory streets. .Many I'amiliies had narrow escapes and windows were hroken TO AVOID SPANISH INFLUENZA Dr. John Dill Robertson, health commissioner, has compiled the following list of "don'ts" for those who would avoid' Spanish influenza: Don't, overeat; don't get the surface of (.lie body chilled; don't remain in crowded, poorly ventilated places; don't become constipated; don't sleep less than eight hours; don't get your feet wet; don't, cough or sneeze, without smothering it with your hand-' kerchief; don't sit in a draft: don't forget that a chill is always a dangerous symptom and send for your physician at once.-Chicago Tribune. RIPLEY SCIENTIST TREASURER Boston. Oct. Kdward L. Ripley, of this city, was elected today treasurer of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, the mother church of the Christian Science body. He succeeds William R. Rathbon, who resigned to become a member of the board of directors. BANKER AND PHILANTHROPIST AND Y.M.C.A. WORKER DEAD New York, Oct. -James Stokes, banker and philanthropist, died today at. his summer home in Bridgeport, Conn. Mr. Stokes was probably most wide- not as speedily as in the first two days. The allied troops are reported within "'thin a tadius ot a n le. As Sn.vde ,.,,,.,,,. four miles of this important fortress. While the BMtish advanced toward was the only man m the gas plant aljly known for his work in the \.M.t. Lille from the .west, the British'and Belgians in Flanders continue'to widen j the _ timo^ the explosion will likely re- i A. and had been decorated by France, the salient east of Ypres. ABANDON BELGIAN SUBMARINE BASES Dispatches report that the enemy is abandoning his submarine bases on main a mystery. i Russia and Italy. ippe. pursuing the enemy rearguards reached at. night the height, of 800! tho Belgian coast metres southeast of Moronvillers. ! AUSTRIANS IN PRECIPITATE RETREAT "South of Jlontlioise, the French I In Albania, Austrian armies along the Semeni river seem to be in precip broke up German counter-attacks ; itate retreat. Italian cavalry is operating-in this theatre of the war. against the Croix des Soudans and' _ __ . , - ,. ,.- ._- maintained their gains. The enemy. I with heavy reinforcements, disputed the terrain on the front, between Or-feuil and Montholse, with extreme stubbornness." i Hun Defense Stiffens American Headquarters Northwest' of Verdun, Oct. 4.-(10 p.m.)-Keut Mother's Pet Needs a Cascaret river Lys from Armentieres to Wei-1 er's)--The fighting today whpn the vicq. We took 10,500 prisoners. 350 j Americans resumed their "advance; guns, 2bii trench mortars and GOO nm- j differed noticeably from that of last; clune guns. Italians On West Front Rome, Oct. �.-Kalian units aiding the French in the advance north of the Aisne, it was announced today, have overcome, stubborn enemy resistance and captured important height positions. They have taken prisoners and guns from the enemy. Evacuating Alsatians Geneva, Oct. ii.-Forty villages in Alsace-Lorraine, from. Basel to Col-mar, have been evacuated by the civilian population, according to the Democrats. The Germans, the newspaper says, have nowr ordered.the inhabitants of Mulhatisen, Aitkirch and other smaller towns to prepare to Thursday. Tho stiffening in the Ger-,nff. fnmmamlinir Prinrpss man defense was unmistakable ( WHtei commanding rnncesss In the open Aire valley, the advance) was especially difficult. Nevertheless. I Chapel-Chery was captured, as was Clmteau-Chery shortly afterward and the line was pushed toward Fleviile and Cornay The town of Gesnes, north Exermont changed hands more once before tho enemy ,was persuad ed to yield it. Pats Known to Many In Lethbridge. Baby is mad! Doesn't want the favorite dolly, or1 the horn, or the picture books-but don't scold! Look at the tongue! Then hurry! Give candy Cascarets to work tne nasty bile, souring food and constipation poison from the little liver and bowels. Winnipeg, uci. .i.-tui. i . >. oi.e>i-|t0 a statement issue! east of!art' officer commanding the Princess tt f agrk.un, , lhn'|Pats, was killed in action last Satur- � r� 1 , day, according to information receiv-1 mont states piat at AT THE EMPRESS "MAN WITHOUT A COUNTRY." II. 13. Herbert,. co-starred with Florence LaBadie, in the patriotic cinema drama, "The. Man Without a Country," the attraction at the Empress theatre tonight, is a well known Broadway leading man and scored with Billie Burke in Pinoro's "Mlnd-the-Paint-Ghil." with Blanche.Bates in "Witness for the Defense." with Grace George in "Half Hour" and Willi Mrs. Patrick in Shaw's "Pygmalion," and the "Second Mrs. Tanquery." AT* STAKLANB AT THE EMPRESS Alice Brady, who has starred in a number of World-Pictures Brady-Made, is the star of the new World-Picture, "The Spurs of Sybil." This entrancing new photoplay will be shown on Monday at the Starland theatre, and as Miss Brady has an entirely (new sort of role in this picture, it is certain that the showing of "The Spurs of Sybil" will be greeted by standing room only. Miss Brady portrays the character of Sybil Drew, an unhappy dependent, who is sent forth by her wealthy aunt to win her spurs in the world of commerce and to gain happiness by becoming independent. The manner in which Sybil gains Jier spurs is entirely unexpected; but it is wholly satisfactory to the entranced spectators who witness the presentation of this ususual photoplay. Ottawa. Oct. .".-It appears that a number of creameries are preparing to evade the order-in-council commandeering creamery butter hy shipping cream to tiie United States, according Winnipeg. Oct. .I.-Col^ C. J^Stew-jto a statement issued through the de-culture. The deparl-presout milk and ed here today by his sister, Mrs. W. [ cream are allowed to be shipped by A. Henderson. " j shippers who have an established Col. Stewart was a lieutenant in the, trade in not more than the usual Princess'Pats in 1!U4. He served with quantities. It is expected that steps the British yeomanry la' the South win ue taken Lo strictly enforce this African war and before this war he, regulation and thus prevent the eva-seryed with the North West Mounted | sion of th0 or(ler The oft,ciaj8 o� Police in Canada aud the \ulion. Charlie Stewart was well known in Lethbridge , where he had of ten j V'f. visited. He was loeated_at High Riven3*5" a . at one. time. Halifax was" 4iis birthplace. | the department say that creameries will therefore be advised in not making any arrangements with this ob- cl WHEN Sir George SinWon, in FT"^ 1841 made his overland jour- ' ney round the world, in the ' Interests of the Hudson's Bay Com-jpany. no region impressed him with jits sublimity and wild grandeur mare ithan the ridge o� the Rockies between jthe prairies and the Upper Coiuiuhia .Valley. The pass by .whleh ho crossed thlB ridge still' bean his jiiame and Is used by a few of the more adventurous tourists, but atill more by Alpine climbers with ambitions to scale Mount Assiutbolne, a ipyramidal monarch of nearly 12,000 feet high. The description of this fiass across the Great Divide is contained in the journal written by Simpson. After cros�ing the Bow, following one of its tributaries which is evidently Healy Creek near,Banff to the southeast of Mount Brett, he nays: "We Were surrounded by peaks and crags on whose summits lay perpetual snow; and the only sounds �which disturbed the solitude were tjie crackling of prostrate branches under the tread of our horses,.and the roaring of the stream as it leaped down Its rocky course. "About seven hours of hard work hrought us to the height of land, the 4 Inge as It were between the eastern and western waters. We breakfasted on the level isthmus, which did not �xceed fourteen paceB In width, fllling our kettles for this one lonely meal *t once from the crystal sources of a ho Columbia and the Saskatchewan, jwhile these willing feeders of two opposite oceans, murmuring over their beds of mossy stones, as if to bid each ;other s long farewell, could hardly {fail to attune our minds to the sublimity of the scene. "But between these kindred fountains, the common progeny of the same snow wreaths, there was this remarkable difference of temperature, that the source ot the Columbia showed 40', while that of the Saskat- Washington, Oct. 5.-Gen. March, chief of staff, late today authorized the statement that the war department has Issued no request that the subways under the East and Non.li rivers at New York be closed because of danger of further explosions at the Morgan, N.J., munitions plant, f Mayor Act*. New York, Oct. 5.-Mayor Hylan and, the public service, commission were notified shortly before 3.30 o'clock that another big explosion at; the munitions plant at Morgan, N. J., was expected within a half hour. They advised the immediate closing down o.f tbe subway. It was said at the mayor's office that the notification of tlie impending explosion came from federal authorities at Washington. use more care to store vegetables Ottawa, Oct. 5.-A st-'ement by the Canadian food boarfl cails attention to the serious loss in foodstuffs which occurred last winter, particularly apples, potatoes and vegetables, through lack o� proper precautions being taken to guard against frost and bad ventilation through improper storage. "It "is desirous," the board states, "that farmers, dealers and householders should pay strict attention to the condition of crop going into storage this winter." MOTHERS! Clean the clogged-up places. Do away with the bile,1' sour fermentations and constipation poison which is keeping your little one cross, feverish and sick. Childreh love Cascarets, because to thern it is like eating candy. Cascarets act better than castor oil, calomel or pills on the tender stomach, liver and bowels. Cascarets never gripe, never injure, and do not disappoint the worried mother. Give harmless Cascarets to children one year old and' upwards, . Each ten cent doji contains.full directions. SENATOR ROBERTSON'S SON MISSING liri'aji raised the merc_ur.y. to 53Vu*. IflttiiiB point in the Canadian Pacific Line of the Great Divide Separating Alberta and British Columbia. Rockies. The route Is also being used by the move adventurous tourists who desire to go camping and Ashing on a week or fortnight's trip instead of taking their vacation in a more, leisurely way near the big hotels. One such party of tourists made the trip last July, Andlng the pass very much freer from snow than they had been led to believe from Sir George Simpson's description. Indeed, It was an^ Alpine meadow, on which the horse] found sweet and ample pasture. Thr panorama of the British Columbia mountains was particularly fine. A--' atone boundary mark algnlfies th� line of the Great Divide between Alberta and British Columbia. ' Jim Brewster, the cowboy king of the Rockies, discovered a tew years ago, tbe trunk of a tree on which Sir George Simpson's guide had left tbelr mark. This section of the tren was cut out bo as to preserve it frori further decay and is now a treasure.! relic in the Rrawgtor Muaeum. the thermometer mranwhlle'striking as high as 71* in th� shade. "From the vicinity of perpetual snow, we estimated the elevation of the height of laud to be seven or eight thousand feet above the level of the sea, while the surrounding peaks appeared to rise nearly half rnat altitude above our heads. "In addition to the physical magnificence ot the aoen* I here met an unexpected reminiscence of my own native hills in the Blope of a plant, which appeared to nne to be the very heather of the Highlands of Scotland. I carried away two specimens which, however, on a minute comparison I found to differ from tbe genuine staple ot the brown heaths of the land o' cakes." The Simpson Pass Is now used chiefly by sportsmen, who find this a' convenient way of reaching the won^ derful hunting grounds of the Kootenai- Valley from Banff, the chief out flu;, ill one day Hamilton, Ont, Oct. 5.-So Berious has the epidemic of Spanish influenza become in Hamilton there is a possibility of the schools and other places of public gathering being closed. Nine deaths have been recorded in the last two days, including Dr. C. W. Graham, who died this morning, after one day's illness. . At Sea Havana, Q,ct. 5.-The Spanish liner Alfonso XII,'bound from Spain for a port in the West Indies with 1,232 passengers on board, reported by wireless today that 111 persons had died on the steadier from Spanish influ enza and that-many others were ill. At Brantford Brantford, Ont., Oct. 5^-The first death from Spanish influenza occurred here this morning when Dr. L. G. Pearce, a specialist on eye, ear, nose and throat, died suddenly. There are many cases here and the hospital with 125 patients is so full that no more can be admitted. At Niagara' Camp Niagara Camp, Ont., , bet. 5.-The epidemic of Spanish influenza which has been running through the Polish camp here nnd has'resulted in 15 deaths has noy been so well controlled that the average of new cases in the past week has been- Only three a day, while the discharges have averaged 15. The epidemic in the Polish camp, has, however, been followed by a light outbreak in the Canadian camp, where there ure at present 80 cases. Ottawa. Oct. 4.-Senator Gideon Robertson has received word that his second son, Plight Lieut. G. Elliott Robertson, ot the Royal Air Force, has heen misping since October 2. He is 18 years of age. THAT YOU MAY LEND LETHBRIDGE TRADES AND LABOR COUNCIL BED DEER ELECTION OCT. 2$ Edmonton, Alta., Oct. 4.-The date of the provincial bye-ele4tion in Red Deer'has been fixed lor Oct. 28. The election is caused by the recent appointment ot E. M'.tchener to the cabinet. J. J.