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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - October 10, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta PAGE SIX THE LE^IBRIDGE DAD#, HERALD THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10, 1918 "BRINGING UP FATHER" By G. McManus CHH.LV 8>0 � llL Foremost, Oct. 7.-Our rain of Tuesday evening turned out to be only a shower, much to the disappointment of the farmers. Mr. H. Crowley was a visitor in Lethbridge last week end. Mrs. White left on Wednesday for Vancouver, where she expects to spend the winter with her daughter, Mrs. J. Green. The monthly meeting of the local Red Cross met on Thursday evening at the home of Mrs. Roberts. The regular business was disposed with in good order, there being a large attendance. The ladies have been doing big things this month. The west circle finished 381 garments; the North Circle finished 377 garments, while the "Kings Daughters" finished 63 garments, making a total of 821 gar ments finished and $86 of cash raised. There was a slight error in the report of the fire which occurred In the Foremost hotel last Friday as reported in the Lethbridge Herald. The report stated that Mr. Murray owned the upstairB furniture; to be correct ; it Bhould be stated that Mr. Alton had recently taken over this furniture and was the owner. Mr. Alton estimates his loss at about $4,500 with insurance of $3000. Mr. and Mrs. A. Rutherford motored from Melville, Sask., last week, arriving in town last Friday. Mr. Rutherford reports lots of mud in Saskatchewan. We wonder what that is. Capt. (Dr.) Asterof is in town for a week renewing acquaintances before proceeding overseas. Rev. V. M. Gilbert, B.A., B.D., of! Bow Island, will preach in the Meth- FROM PHONT PaOI) ground and in - the tunnels tho Germans dug during their occupation of the city. These are being routed out and sent back to the cages. Kindled Many Fires Although many fires were started by the Germans, the town was found not to be as 'badly damaged as had been feared. It was quite evident, however, that It was no fault of the Germans that tl e city had not been levelled to the ground by the many fires they had kindled. South of the city, the 3rd and 4th armies rapidly overcame enemy opposition. The Germans started floe-ing soon after the attack began for they realized they were fighting a battle in which they could hope for no success. The front line for 20 miles began moving rapidly eastward. Then came reports from airplanes, as the sky was literally crowded with them. Soon the capture of Harcourt was reported. From then on tidings came in rapid succession of villages falling before the allied advance. Zlvigny, Cnuliery, Ligny, Montigny arid Maretz (were quickly reached and that now in progress may,, 'therefore^ be expected, Officers directing the attack were distinctly satisfied as the news came back from airplanes and by runners, but finally one camo back that show, ed hotter than anything olso how completely the oncniy had been defeated. This was a report from an air patrol that British infantry had been seen marching as if on parade in a .column of fours through the town of Bertry. The men were swinging along entirely unmolested by the enemy. Far East of Lie Cataau. Another patro) brought Word of the Germans fleeiug in the greatest disorder far east of Le Cateau. Enemy! troops and transports, it was stated, 1 wore streaming along the roads and over the fields trying to make their escape, for, with the British cavalry galloping over the country and with "whippet" tanks and armored motorcars working, they realized that it was extremely dangerous for them to tarry anywhere. Such a thing as' troops who have. just attacked marching through a town 10,000 yards from the place where they started is a thing that has not happened in this war for a long time. Such a thing could only hap-pon now when the enemy is defeated, disorganized, disheartened and running, running hard for hla very existence. The troops nt Bertry did not tarry there, but kept onymarching. Americans Make Headway. Washington, Oct. 10.-Penetration of the German line of resistance west of the Meuso by the Americans, against fresh enemy divisions, is reported in General Pershing's communique for Wednesday. Bast of the Meuse, further guinn were made during the day, in spite of violent counter-attacks, while in the Argonnc forest the American forces captured important heights south ot Marco and Joined hands with tho French at Lancon. More than 2000 additional prisoners are reported captured. Serbs Pursue Austrian*. London, Oct. 10.-Serbian troops pursuing the defeated 9th Austrian division on Monday entered Leskovats, 22 miles south of Nish, and Vlasc tintse, according to an official. Serbian statement issued today. The Serbians took several hundred prisoners and captured a large quan-tlt'y of material.- E; (Special to the Herald) Pincher Creek, Oct. 10.-Many will learn with regret of the death of Segt. ...,aJ,,, v__, .v . , W. Creaser, who passed away at Cal- ^^SX^l^W\^J^ Pneumonia, on Friday ot Edmonton, Oct. 7.-By the . actions of some twenty-five aliens at the Banner mine, Cardiff, this colliery has. been closed for the past week, and Alberta's coal production has suffered to the extent of 1500 tons. The Banner mine employs in the neighborhood of sixty men, but those who do not sympathize with the actions of the strikers, do not dare return to woTk. The strike took place as the result of the mine manager's efforts to give fair treatment to a .returned soldier, Joe Wilson, employed as engineer at the Banner mine before enlisting. Upon being invalided home, Wilson was again taken upon the company's payroll, and placed in charge of the.haulage engine, displacing a Swedish-American named Munson, who is alleged to be the^seeretary of the union at the Banner mine. An ultimatum was presented to the manager that Wilson must be remov ed from the engine, and Munson put back on the job, and when this demand was flatly refused the strike ensued. ing in on Caudry and Bertry. At the same time from the north it was reported that Escaudoeuvres, east of Cambrai, had been taken and that Inchy was being' approached. The Cambrai-be Cateau roa\j we* crossed and the'railway between St; Qu'entin and- Berry was cut. Seban-court was then in sight and Fontaine Notre Dame, further south, had been reported captured by the French. By that time, it was clear the enemy was badly smashed and that the British and Americans stood on the thresh old of the wide open country. It was about that time that the cavalry, which had been waiting, poured through the wide breach in the now shattered Hindenburg system and streamed out Into the country beyond. Fast "whippets" tanks and armored cars also crashed forward and came into action. They performed extreme, ly valuable services in pursuing the fleeing Germans, killing many and rounding up a large number of prisoners. They smashed strong points held by rearguards, who had been waiting for the cavalry, knowing that it had Come through the line. Cavalry 'forces "are now apparently well east of the towns reported captured. The allies having thus brok, en through, the Germans north and south for many miles arc endangered, for their lines are being turned, He last week. The deceased was formerly a member of the 23rd Rangers, and enlisted with the 13th in February of 1915. He crossed' the waters with that battalion and later was transferred to the fignting Tenth. i..About three weeks ago,,he paid a �visit'to old friends in this district, having been invalided home some time ago. When the guest of Mr. Ripley Prankish, of Fishbtirn, he was taken ill and decided to return to Calgary, where his young wife and little daughter have resided while he was overseas. A military funeral was given the young hero on Monday. Interment took place in the returned soldiers' plot in the Union cemetery. Rev. Harker conducted the last sad rites at the Pro-Cathedral. Copenhagen', Oct. 10.-'According to a semi-official report from Eerlin the resignation ot Gen. Von Stein as Prussian war minister has "been accepted. Major-Gen. Seheuch, it is said, has been appointed his successor. treats on even a broader scale than Aug. 15th. Gen. Seheuch has been at the head of thedepartment of munitions since H. C steps slowing up of war work. The federal employment agencies have been ask- j ing on Friday's train ed to co-operate with the mayors. NATURAL GAS EXPLOSION St. Catharines, Ont., Oct. ^.-Shortly after 4 o'clock yesterday afternoon a natural gas explosion in the'base-ment of Wippers confectionery establishment, St. Paul street, wrecked the building, seriously burning two employees and seriously injuring a woman who was passing the store. Beatty Brothers drygoods' ptore, and Byrnes' poolroom, on either Bide, were considerably damaged. The damage will be in III* aci