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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - October 18, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18, 1918 THE LET'IBRIDGE DAILY HERALD PAGE FH'E Allies andGermans In Race For Ghent; Retreat Is Rapid LIVESAY MS OF EROIC DEEDS The Day's War Summary Amsterdam, Oct. 18. - Huge fires have been seen in the direction of Bruges, reports from Flushina say. The flames are spreading. INFANTRY IN BRUGES British Headquarters in Flanders, Oct. 18.-(Reuter's).-Be^l-gian infantry forces entered the city of Bruges today. ONE MILE RROM TURCOING London, Oct. 18.-Between the Sensee canal and the Lys river the-British are contjnuinQ their advance on the whole front. ' Halg's forces north of Cambrai .captured a number of villaQes and crossed the Douai-Denin road. Crossing northeast of Lille, the British reached a.point within a mile of Turcoing. Race for Ghent, I-onGon, Oct; 18.-(i �.m.)-(By Hie Afisocltttecl Press.)-Belgian cavaliT SPECIAL ATTRACTION i FRIDAY AND SATURDAY MARY PICKFORD IN "Tess of the Storm Country" An Absolutely New Copy of This Great Picture CHESTER COIfKLIN IN A TWO-REEL PARAMOUNT-SENNETT SCREAM "IT PAYS TO EXERCISE" THE NEW Colonial THEATRE "The Brightest Spot in Lethbridge" Opens Tonight AT SEVEN P.M. BEA'TIRSTNIGHTER" MAGNIFICENT PROGRAM MONTAGUE LOVE in I in pursuing Uie velreating enemy on I the Flanders front today with the object oC cutllriff off his retreat to Ghent. The artillery Is following swiftly and carrying out a vigorous hombardment with the same object. The town ut Blankenbergh, on the Belgian coast southwest of Zeebrugge, was occupied by uliietl forces today. Soniu of the Oertnan garrison failed to got away from Oatend, The men were handed over to the allied forces by the civUlan population. In tlie area between Bruges a.-id the sea, large captures of Germans have been made. From the Scarpe to the sea the process of flattening out the Gorman lino continues and many interesting developments may be evpected shortly. The fall of Roubaix probably will follow that of Turcoing. The line from Tureolng now runs .sonthwiird along the lyHle-Doual railroad. Indications are that the Germans arc about to evacuate the pocket between the Serre and Oise north of La Fere. Huns Continue Barbarity. With the French Armies in Flanders, Oct, 18.-(Ilavaa.)-In their plans for a retirement from Belgium, the Germans had prepared three successive lines, upon each c? which they intended to halt and re-form. According to captured German olTiccrs the first two lines already have boon broken by tlie allied advancds, the third one will breached in a few days. At the beginning of the allied -offensive there were eight divisions in the German first line. These were reinforced by seven new divisions, but, the new divisit)n.s already wore ex: hausted and were of little help, nuv-ing the night of Oct. 15-16 two divisions from the Russian front were thrown into the battle, but their strength had been greatly reduced and their morale was very weak. The seventeen divisions have lost heavily in prisoners, killed and wounded. The retreating Germans continue acts of barbarity. At Isghem, Gorman soldiers threw bombs into a dugout where civilian refugees had sought sheltei' and were waiting for liberation. Berlin Official. Berlin. Oct. 18.-fVia London.) - Enemy attacks on the German line between Le Cateau and Aisonville resulted in the penetration of the lines iat isolated points,, army headquarters announced today. ADD WAR Allies In Kadish. Archangel, Oct. 17.-(By the Asau-ciatod Press.)-^Allied forces have occupied the town of Kadish, in the pro-vice of Vologda, and have advanced for a distance of five mTTtes to the south of that place along the railway. 0N0CIOBEII20IH BEAUTIFUL, COLORED, SCENIC, "PICTURESQUE WALES" SCREAMINGLY FUNNY COMEDY "HIS FATAL MOVE" CARTOON COMEDY "MUTT AND JEFF" ORCHESTRAL CONCERT JAN RUSSELL IN VIOLIN SOLOS PRICES; Adults .................... 25c Children .................. 10o WE PAY WAR TAX SpecialJMatinee Saturday Children 5c COLONIAL Ottawa, Oct. IS.-The Dominion fuel controller has been in communication with, the Washington authorities In rctoi^nce to the question ot abolition of gasoline-less Sundays. From the most recent advices received by him, it appears probable that the restriction will be maintained across the border on Sunday next. Oct. 20. The .fuel controller, therefore, deems it advisable that there should be a gas-1 ,, , , ,,j oc ,-o^r,in, o-mmo oline-Iess Sunday in Canada on Sunday!""^ f-'l'^ gun'and 2b machine guns (By ,T. I'', li. Livesay, Canadian Press Correspondent). With the Canadian Forces, Oct. 17. -Better than any general description are the bare records of individual acts of gallantry for bringing home to the roarler the true pictures of conditions under which the Canadian corp.s have waged war since September, in this notable battle of Cambrai. The fol-i. lowing case.s, gathered almost haphaz-ard. are nntiriily typical of the general character of the fighting, which frequently resolved itself into singlo-Ifanded attac^ks on the enemy strongholds. Necessarily hundreds of thousands 7noro must go unrecorded, equally gallant though they be. Alberta battalions, while attacking the Jfarcoing lino on Sept. 28, ran up against heavy uncut wire andinum-erous machine guns. A private discovered one of these wire.s was inflic^ig heavy casualties. In the face of point-blank macliine gun and rifle fire, ho attacked voluntarily, .sniping as lio wont, until he reached tlio forraidaljle neat, caplurins the '^gun and '.'O men. In the attack of Hourlou wood, on tho previon.s day, another private of tho same battalion, when heavy rifle tiro developed from the quarry wood, rushed the po.sition alone and tho enemy into a dugout holding them there till liis party arrived, when 146 of ail ranks, including the battalion headquarters staff, were captured. In the subsequent fighting on the same day, this gallant soldier was fatally wounded. In a night attack ))y a Quebec regiment on the Marcoing line a lieutenant who had won his Military .Medal in the ranks found his platoon held up by machine gun firs from a railway embankment which Jay in front of his objective. Realizing that unless silenced, the entire advance must be held up, he called for volunteers and attacked under heavy fire and blinded by flares the enemy was throwing up, the little party crawled the entire distance. Waiting his chance he ordered bombs to be thrown and rushed the post, killing t�o of the crew and capturing the third, tlie remainder falling victims to bombs. Owing to the heat caused by their intense fire he was unable to remove the machine guns, but after putting them out of action, he sent back word that the advance might be resumed. ^Vliile leading his platoon against Bourlon wood, a lieutenant of a Brit-i ish Columbia battalion foundl (himself held up by machine gun fire from a sunken road. He took his men round- the enemy's flank and captured the stronghold, killing the crew and capturing one officer and 10 other ranks with one ffold gun and four machine guns. Later on, having passed through our front wave, his party was checked by a 'strong oneiiiy post south of J?ourlon wood. Many ot his own company by this time -were casualties, so gathering together a do-tail from another company he led them on. He r-ushed the post alone, killing the officer and capturing 49 prisoners withi machine guns. Pushing on to their final objective, the party capftH;od two officers and 45 other ranks. "His right flank being in the air. he took up a defensive position, forming a flank for the adjoining troops. On Oct. 1. at Blecourt tjiis intrepid officer found himself In command of a company now reduced to ."50 of all rank.s and with this little band he captured 80 prisoners and la machine guns. In two days' fightiug his record was three officers, 180 other ranks, (By the Associated Preas) Germany has appiircnrly lost the whole of the Belgian coast, .which for four years has been tho base of lh�; submarine and air attacks against lOnglaud and English shipping. Z(!Ol)rugge and Ostend have been taken, Bruges has lioen evacuated, Lille Ijas Iiocmi occupied and Douai has fallen to the allies. Belgian patrols are said to lie in Bruges, which is only eight miles from tho i>utch frontier. German foroi's, defeated and virtually defnoralized, are said to be In full retreat toward Antwerp. Over a wide section of the front in Belgium and northern I^rance the British, I'Vench and llolgian armies have swept forward with relentless speed, crushing rear-guard 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 prisoner.'; (aken is steadily mounting. Keeping step with this movement, but at a slower pace, tho allied forces further south have boon moving ahead. YANKS ON NEW HUNDING LINE Froi;i reports it woiild appear that two American forties ;ire operating on the front east of Cambrai siiid St. Quentin. One is working with the British and is aiding in the advance into the defensive positions of the Germans east of Le Cateau. The other is with the French and is assisting in the attempt 'to smash In the riglit flank of the German salient northeast ot Laon. In these -regions the allies have found the German resistance very stubborn and have been forced to fight their way ahead in the face ot strong artillery and machine gun fire. It is probable that east of Le Cateau the Germans are standing on (he new Hunding lino, established to support the Hindenburg system, which is now gone. Further south, the enemy is evidently keoiflng back the allies until the forces retreating from Laon 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 east of tho Argonne forest. Cote Chatillon, a dominating height, has boon taken and positions near it were held by the Americans. GsijTnany is experlod to send a reply to President ^^'ilson�s reply to the peace proposals of Prince ."Maximilian. It is reported that the note was sent last night, TURCOING AND ROUBAIX NEXT In the Lille region, tho British are working eastward to\var(l Turcoing and Houbai.x and the fall of these cities would appear to be a matter of only a short time. Bast of Doiiai, Field Marshal Ilaig is marching toward Valenciennes. In the operations south of Valenciennes on Thursday the British took 4,000 prisoners. The German retironiont between the Oise and tho Serre wa.o made necessary because the enemy v/hk in a pocket, the sides of which were being pressed by the French, The French are advancing northeastward from the junction of the two rivers and have taken Agnullcourt, two miles east ot tho junction and north of the Serre. Northwest of the Argonne forest, Gen'. Gouraud is battling forward against stubborn resistance and the fighting front west ot Grande Pre has been extended to Vouzleres. in the region ot Vouzieres, the French have carried out an important stroke by crossing the Aisno river. 1^0 Indigestion! Stomach Feels Fine! No Acidity, Gas, Souring, Dyspepsia Belching gas, food souring in slomncii, lumps of pain frotn indigestion and ail distress from ati upset stomach stops instantly.. Yes t At once I Xo more stomach-headache. Never any indigestion pain. Papc'.s Diapcpsiii not only relieves hnf! stomachs but it strengthens weak stomachs. Splendid 1 Costs little-.'\ny drug store. UPSET? Papers Diapepsin WILL PUT YOU ON YOUR FEET reckless and nnletterod male being whose conception ot right and wrong is badly Jumbled until ho develops a pure love for a good woman, and his moral i'egcneration i.s advanced with rapid and complete success. Added to this. "The Bargain" has the advantages of a simpiG and direct story that has been transferred to the screen by Dirt^ctor Inco with keen insight into its dramatic requirements and careful observance of the correct local color. The plot of "The Bargain" demands that there shall be something doing all the time. The strenuousness of its action prevents too close a study ot its moral standards, and also thwarts any tendency toward sickly sentiment. The exploit which gives the picture its title is not at all unlikely when the conditions surrounding it are weighed. NEW" OPENS lONIGHT actor of unique and telling power, "The Bargain" was produced by Thomas II. Ince, and it went far to establishing the actor in his present position as a star. This six-reel melodrama has most ot the primitive virtues. In the first place the ground over which it treads was virgin soil, so far as the screen experience of the leading player was concerned. .Most The new Colonial theatre will open i^j,Q,j^,^ of all it offered'him the opts doors tor the first time ton ghi, at ,5,^ does best-the impersonatmg ot a next. The United States fuel administration is compiling statistics as to stocks of gasoline on hand and a further announcement wMll be made as to .what step will be taken with a view to conservation. A question has arisen as to whether dealers in gasoline should supply doctors who unexpectedly run short of gasoline supplies on Sundays during the present influenza epidemic. The fuel controller announces that jio action will be takcfn agatTi�l- dealers who supply gasoli�3 in sUch emergencies. This would apply to gasoline needed for the transportation of medical men and for other reilsf work in , connection with the present epidemic, i NO NEGOTIATIONS WITH) AUSTRIAN DIPLOMATS London, Oct. IS.- (7 p.m.l. -The British foreign office announced officially this afternoon there was no truth in the rumor that His Majesty's government had been in touch with Austrian statesmen in Switzerland elsewhere. . EMFRESS-Tonight THE W. H. PRODUCTIONS CO. PRESENTS | WILLIAM S. HART AS "THE TWQlGUN MAN" IN THE BARGAIN WITH A BIG LAUGHING COMEDY AND LATEST WAR NEWS. YOU TAKE NO CHANCES OF THE SPANISH 'FLU WHEN VISITING THE EMPBtSS, AS A PERFECT VENTILATION SYSTEM, AND f=-UMIGAT'lON BEFORE, AND AFTER EACH PERFORMANCE PROTECTS YOU, AND GIVES FRESH AIR EVERY TWO MINUTES. captured, exclusively ot enemy killed and wounded. In the attack on Bourlon .wood, on Sept. 27, a lieutenant of a Manitoba battalion, finding his company commander And another company's oftic-! ers casualties took command of the shattered cojnpany and skilfully reorganized it under heavy shell and machine gun fire. He tlien attacked anil carried his objective. Finding his company enfiladed he attacked single handed the enemy post, capturing a macliine gun and 10 prisoners. Having organized his position he repelled four heavy attacks and then proceeded to capture by stealth three enemy ma-i;hine guns. He -fought his company until Oct. 8, with great initiative and daring, inspiring his men to almost incre.tlble exertions by his wonderful i leadership and personal hravery. He was fatally wounded. Holding the Military Medal, being I promoted from the ranks, the lleu-! tenant ot a New Brunswick (batta^I-/ ion personally led an attack in front of Inchy on Sept. 27. The next day near Baillencourt, notwithstanding heavy casualties, h!^again led the battalion into action, storming his objective. Toward evening the enemy launched very heavy counter-attacks on a broad front The 'brunt of it fell on this battalion which was formerly a Manitoba unit, and on severe casualties the line was temporarily pushed back. After making a personal reconnoiter the lieutenant oi-ganized all the Clements of tho battalion and in cooperation with other units of tho brigade counter-attacked and drove the enemy out, re-establishing the line and recovering our wounded lying in front. His gallant personal, example Inspired the men and contributed largely to the indomitable spirit shown by all ra�ks. i seven o'clock. The work of redecorating and remodelling is entirely finish ed, and the auditorium and approach es now present a h^dsome appearance, placing the theatre in a class second to none in the province. Messrs. Brown and Hudson, the men behind the enterprise, are receiving the warm congratulations of many citizens today, on the change they have made in the ajjpearance ot the tlieatre. Tonight's program will be very diversified, and will be tip top entertainment. The feature attraction will be "The Cross Bearer" with Montague Love in the title role of Cardinal Mer-cier, Belgium's famous fighting cardinal. This "Cross Bearer'' is an astounding arraignment of the savagery of the Hun, and an -everlasting monument' to the glory of the heroic Belgians. An excrutiatingly funny comedy, "His Fatal Move" will be offered, a beautiful colored scenic "Pietur-esquG Wales," and scenes , from Old England will, with the finishing touches of a Jlutt and Jeff comedy, -Kound out a very fine program. The musical end of the bill will be well taken care of by the Colonial Orchestra, and Jan Russell the phenomenal hoy violinist. AT STARLAND. Tn the latest Paramount-Maclc Sen-nett comedy. "It Pays to Exercise," now showing qt Starland, Chester Conklin is the featured player, being supported by an excellent cast, includ. ing popular Slim Summerville, Eva Thatcher, Harrj' Booker, and- Alice Maison. In addition there is featured a bevy of the prettiest of the Mack I Sennett girls. " In the story Chester ponklin is a man beset by many troubles. He is always starting something he can't finish. Chester starts oiit as a salesman for sporting goods,' arrives at the position of dentist's assistant, and winds up in court. Following "Tlie Kitchen Maid." "His Hidden Purpose' 'and "Taming Target Center," it was necessary to "go some' 'to meet the established record for Paramount-Mack Sennett comedies, yet in "It Pays to Exercise," the critics liave said, the very zenith ot laugh-in,ducing perfection has been reached. AT THE EMPRESS. "THE BARGAIN" AT EMPRESS Back in the days when William S. Hart was becoiping known as a screen ts A FEW MORE RECRUITS ARE NOW REQUIRED FOR DRAFT APPLY AT ONCE R. N. W.M. J Police Barracks AUCTION SALE AT THE RED STAR RESTAURANT 815 THIRD AVENUE SOUTH Monday Next, October 21st Contents of Rooming House and Restaurant Equipment will be sold by Auction by FRANK WADDINGTON FULL PARTICULARS TOMORROW Men! Get Your New Suit at Rtdpath's That is the way to get satisfaction-the sure way to make your money go farther. The name Ridpath identifies clothes of superior quality dependable today as heretofore. We use guaranteed woolens. Ridpath TAILOR TO MEN AND WOMEN 407 FIFTH STREET S. 'PHONE 730 .;. .^ .;. .;. .^ .;. .;..^ -> � NO FAITH IN AUSTRIAN > Slovak national council and the > ? union of Czech deputies at ? ? their meeting in Pragiie on ? Sept. 29 passed a resolution ? ? declaring that the Czechs have > ? no faith in the promises of the . ? ? Vienna government. The reso- by the Austrian censor, has just ? ? reached London. "~ > .;. .;. 5l> 9 � SALE OF High Class Millinery Another lot of beautiful Silk, Velvet; Plush and-Chinelle hats at greatly reduced prices for toniorrow. Pattern Hats from............$4.50 to $12.00 Trimmed SUk Velvet Hats from. .. . $3.50 to $7.50 Ready-to-Wears from.......... $2.50 to $5,00 Also a large Assortment of Felts from $2.50 to $5.50 , ALL STYLES OF CHILDREN'S HEADWEAR GREATEST BARGAINS EVER SHOWN HIGH aASS WAISTS JUST ARRIVED TODAY M. McMEEKIN 318 -THIRTEENTH STREET NORTH s T O P f DONT FORGET THE BIG BARGAINS IN LADIES' WEAR Being Offered in W. A. Ott's Old Stand on Fifth St by FRANK WADDINGTON FURS, COATS, GLOVES AND HOSE. LADIES' BOOTS WILL BE SOLD BY AUCTION SATURDAY NIGHT 10 ;