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Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - October 18, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18, 1918 THE LET'IBRIDGE DAILY HERALD ' PAGE FIVE Allies and Germans In Race IUVESAY JELLS OF For Ghent; Retreat Is Rapid Amsterdam, Oct. 18. - Huge fires have been seen in the direction of Bruges, reports from Flushing say- The flames are spreading. INFANTRY IN BRUGES British Headquarters In Flanders, Oct. 18.- (Rcuter'a).-Belgian Infantry forces entered the city of Bruges today. ONE MILE FROM TURCOING London, Oct. 18.-Between the Sensee canal and the Lys river the British are continuing their advance on the whole front. Haig's forces north of Cambral captured a number of villages and crosaod the Oouai-Oenin road. Crossing northeast of Lille, the British reached a,point within a mile of Turcoing. Race for Ghent. London, Oct. 18.-(1 the. Associated PresiO-Italgiun cuvnlry SPECIAL ATTRACTION [ FRIDAY AND SATURDAY MARY PICKFORD IN "Tess of the Storm Country" An Absolutely New Copy of This Great Picture CHESTER CONKLIN IN A TWO-REEL PARAMOUNT-SEN NETT SCREAM "IT PAYS TO EXERCISE" THE NEW Colonial THEATRE "The Brightest Spot in Lethbrldge" Opens Tonight AT SEVEN P.M. BE A "FIRST NIGHTER" MAGNIFICENT PROGRAM MONTAGUE LOVE in The Day's War Summary Is pursuing die retreating ennmy on the FlnndWH front todiiy with Mi� object, or culling off IiIh rntruat to (Ihunt The artillery la following swiftly and carrying out a vigorous bombardment with tliu same object. Tlio town 6t niankonboiRh. on the. HelKiiiii count, flotithwnnt of ZechruKKfi, was ii(cu|)l('(l by allied fofcfis toil.iy. Some of tho Citirman Rurrlsion failpii to get away from OhIoikI. Tin; men worn handed over to the allied forces by tlio civilian population. In the urea between Hnitfc? the una. large captures of Germans have been made. From the Scarne to the sea the process of flattening out the (lernian line continues nnd many InterestIhk ile-vulopments may be expected shortly. The fall of Rutiuaix probably will follow thai, of Tnrcolng. The line from Tureoing now runs southward hIoiik the. LrUe-Doual railroad. Indications Hie that, the Germans ure iibout to eviicuute the pocket between the Serro anil OIho north of La Kere. Huns Continue Barbarity. With the French Armies in 1'lan-ilei-s. Oct. IS.- I llavas.)--In their plans for a retirement from Belgium, the Hermans had prepared three successive lines, upon each of which they intended to half and re-form. According to captured German officers the first two lines already have been bio-ken by tlio allied advances, the third one will be breached in a few days. At the beRiiinliiK of the allied offensive there were eight divisions in the (iermari first line. These were reinforced by seven now divisions, but the new divisions already were exhausted and were of little help. During the night of Oct. 1.">-U'> two divisions from the. Russian front were thrown into the buttle, hut. their strength had been greatly reduced nnd their morale wa;; very weak. The seventeen divisions have lost heavily in prisoners, killed and wounded. The retreating Germans continue acts of barbarity. At, Isghem. German soldiers threw bombs into a dugout where civilian refugees hail sought shelter and were waiting fur liberation. Berlin Official, lierlin. Oct. IS.- (Via London.I -Kneiny attacks on the (lemiaii line between I,. Caleau und Aisonville resulted in the penetration of the lines at isolated points,, army headquarters announced today. ADD WAIl Allies In Kadish. Archangel, Oct. 17.- (Hy the Associated r�res:s.)-AHIed forces have occupied the town of Kadish, in ihe pro-vice of Vologda, and have advanced for a distance of live mfTns to the south o* that, place along the railway. (lly .1. 1!. Mvnsay, Canadian Press Correspondent i. With the Canadian Forces, Oct. 17. -Hetter than any general description aro the bare records of Individual acts of gallantry for bringing home to the reader (lie true pIctnre.h of conditions under which the Canadian corps have waged war since September, in this notable battle of Canibrai. The following eases, gathered almost haphazard, are entirely typlc:il at the general charact.t of the fighting, which fre-rpiontly resolved itself into single-handed attacks on the enemy strongholds. Necessarily hundreds of thousands more must go unrecorded, equally gallant though they be. Alberta battalions, while attacking the .Marcoing line on Sept. ^s, ran lip against heavy uncut wire and.numerous machine guns. A private discovered one of these wires was inflicting heavy casualties. In the face of point-bltink machine gun and rifle fire, he attacked voluntarily, sniping its he wont, until lie reached the formidable nest, capturing the gun and 'Jo men. In the attack of llonrlon wood, on the previous day, another private of the same battalion, when heavy rifle fire developed from 111" quarry wood, rushed tltc position alone and drove the enemy into a dugoii; holding them there till his party arrived, when 14i! of all ranks, including the battalion headquarters staff, were captured. In the subsequent fighting on the same day, this gallant soldier wn.i fatally wounded. In a night attack by a Quebec regiment on the Mareoi'ig line a. lieutenant who had won his Military Medal in the ranks found hi; platoon held up by machine gun fir' from a railway embankment which lay in front of his objective. Kealizlng that unless silenced, the entire advance must be held up. he called for volunteers and attacked under heavy tire and blinded by flares the enemy was throwing up, the little party crawled the entire distance. Waiting his chance lie ordered bombs to be thrown and rushed the post, killing two of the crew and capturing the third, the remainder falling victims to bombs. Owing to the heat, cuused by their intense fire lie was unuble to remove the machine guns, but after putting them out of action, lie sent back word ilial the advance might he resumed. While leading his platoon against llonrlon wood, a lieutenant of a llrlt-' ish Columbia battalion found fiim- j self held up by machine gun fire | from a sunken road, lie took his men round the enemy's flank and capttir-j I'd the stronghold, killing the crew, and capturing one officer and 10 oth- j er ranks with one field gun and four machine guns. Later on, having passed through our front wave, his party j was checked by a 'strong enemy poHt; south of Bourlon wood. Many of his' own company by this time -were casualties, so gathering together a tie-; i tail from unother company he led j them on. He wished the post alone, killing the officer and capturing 10; prisoners with, machine guns. Push- j ing on to (heir final objective, tin (By the Associated Press) Germany has apparently lost the whole of the T'.elgian coast, -which for four years has been the i,i(s, ,,f u,,, Hiiliiiiar!ne and air attacks against Km; la ml and Rngllsh shipping Xeebriigge and Ostend have been taken. Mruge.i has been evacuated, Lille has i.....occupied ami Douai has fallen to the nlli"s. Belgian patrols are said tr, ;,, in Bruges, whirh is only e(ght. miles from the (hitch frontier. German forees, defeated and virtually demoralized, are said lo be In full retreat, toward Antwerp. Over a wide section of the front. In Belgium and northern France the British, French and Melghm armies have swept forward with relentless speed, crushing rear-guird detachments left behind by the. Germans to retard pursuit. NUMBER OF PRISONERS INCREASES Immense quantities of materials have been captured by the allies and the number of prisoners taken is steadily mounting. Keeping step with this movement, but at a slower pace, the allied forces further south have been moving ahead. YANKS ON NEW HUNDING LINE I'roip reports it would appear that two American forces 'the front east, of f'amhrni and St. Qiientln. One is working and is aiding In Ihe advance into the defensive positions east of Le Caleau. The other is with the French and is attempt to .smash In the rigid flank of the German In these regions the allies have found the .re operating on with the British of thi' Germans assisting in Hie salient nortlmnst. of Latin. German resistance very stubborn ami have been forced to fight their way ahead in Mi" face ,( strong artillery and machine gnti fire. It in probable that east of I,e Cateau the Germans are standing on the pew Handing line, established to support the llindenburg system, which is now gone. Further south, the enemy is evidently l;eof)(ng back the allies until the forces retreating from I.aon can make their escape. SLOW ADVANCE IN THE ARGONNE Continued rains have retarded the American advance in the Argonne sector, but. the American troops have gaiifed ground cast of the Argonne forest. Cote Chntlllon, a dominating height, bus been taken and positions near it were held by the Amerkans Germany is expected to send a reply to I'resident Wilson's reply to the peace proposals of Priuc Maximilian. It. is reported Unit the note was sent hist night. TURCOING AND ROUBAIX NEXT In the Lille region, the British are working eastward toward Turcoing and Koubaix and the r 11 of these cities would appear to be a matter of only a short time. Bast, of Douai. Field Marshal liaig is marching toward Valenciennes. In the opera!ions south of Valenciennes on Th ir.-dny the British took 1.000 prisoners. The German retirement between the Diye and the Serre was made necessary because the , nemy was In a pocket, Ihe sides of which were being pressed by the French. The French are advancing northeastward from the junction of the two rivers nnd have taken Agnuilcourt, two miles east of the junction and north of the Serre N'orthwest of tie Argonne forest. Gen. Gouraud is battling forward against stubborn resistance and the lighting front net f work inj connection with the present epidemic.! ---,---------- j NO NEGOTIATIONS WITH ' AUSTRIAN DIPLOMATS ! London, Oct. IS.- (7 --The British foreign office announced officially this afternoon there was no truth In (he rumor that His Majesty's government had been in touch with Austrian Ktatemnon in Switzerland oT elsewhere 7X1 EMPRESS-Tonight THE W. H. PRODUCTIONS CO. PRESENTS J WILLIAM S. HART AS "THE TWO-GUN MAN" IN THE BARGAIN WITH A BIG LAUGHING COMEDY AND LATEST WAR NEWS. YOU TAKE NO CHANCES OF THE SPANISH 'FLU WHEN VI8ITING THE EMPBE8S, AS A PERFECT VENTILATION SYSTEM, AND FUMIGATION BEFORE, AND AFTER EACH PERFORMANCE PROTECTS YOU,,AND GIVES FRESH AIR EVERY TWO MINUTE8, | parly capiHred two officers and 45; | other ranks. His right flank being in I the air. he took up a defensive position, forming a flank for the adjoining j t roups. i fin Oct. 1. at Hloeotirt this Intrepid ! officer found himself in command of j n company now reduced to fifl of all ranks mid with this little band he cap-> titled Sit prisoners and l."> machine j guns. In two days' fighting his record i was three officers, ISO other rankR, one field gun' find l!i'> machine guns .captured, exclusively of enemy killed 1 and wounded. I In the attack on Ronrloti .wood, on Sept. 27. a lieutenant of a Manitoba j battalion, finding his company com-; mamler and another company's offic-� its canunltirs took command of tho shattered company and skilfully reorganized it under heavy shell and machine gun fire, lie then nttacked and carried his objective, rinding his he attacked single handed the enemy post, capturing a ' machine gun and 10 prisoners. Hav-ling organized his position he repulloil i four heavy attneks and then proceeded to capture by stealth three enemy machine guns. He fought his company j until Oct. 8. with great initiative and j during, inspiring bis men to almost ! Incredible exertions by his wonderful leadership and personal bravery. Ho j was filially wounded. ; Holding the .Military Medal, being I promoted from the ranks, the lieu-I tenant of n N"ew llrunswick hattaj-: i.tti personally led an attack in front [of liK'hv on Sept. 27. The next day near llalllencourt, notwithstanding heavy c'asunliies, hath TAILOR TO MEN AND WOMEN) 407 FIFTH STREET S. * PHONE 730 NO FAITH IN AUSTRIAN > PROMISES * London, Oct. is. - fBritish * wireloBS service).-The C/.echo- Slovak national council and tho ? union of Czech deputies nt �> their meeting in Pragiie on .> Sept. 29 passed a resolution ? declaring that tlio Czechs havo ? no faith. In tho promises of tho ? Vienna government. Tho reso- ? ltitlon, which wns suppressed by tho Austrian censor, has Just ? reached London, v > : ? ^ � � ? * ? : ? : ; SALE OF High Class Millinery Another lot of beautiful Silk, Velvet, Plush and-Chinelle hats at greatly reduced prices for tomorrow. 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