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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - October 23, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta WEpl^reSDAY, OCTCBfcR 23, Wis iHE LKTIBnroGE DAILY HKRAI.n PAGE FIVE New British Attack Is of Vital Strategic Importance with the Allied Armies in France, Oct. 23.-(By the Astoci-ted Press)-The attack of the 3rd and 4th British armies on a wide front south of Valenciennes today is of vital atratsgic Importance. The allied salient here menaces the German lines all the way to Holland, and If It Is widened It will have a tremendous effect also on the 'enemy front on the south. With the American Army N'ortliwest, t Verdun, Oct. 28.-Keavy fighting Is taking place in tlic region of Grande Pre, on the western end of the American sector. A bitter struggle also is taking place In the centre of the line. The Oermbng are holding BanthevlUe in strength, and along the BantheviUc-Aioorevllle roa/l every available point has been fortified with machine guna. Austrians Retire Ilome, Oct. 23.-Austrian rear-guards In Albania, hard pressed by Italian cavalry and~ Albanian detachments, have retired to the north of the Matia river, SO nilles north of Blbasan, according to an official statement from (he Italian war office todny. Serbs Take Prisoners London, Oct. 23.-A Serbian official statement of Monday says: "Our troops continue to advance, fighting their way forward. .Sunday thsf cleared the region of ipek, Nov- The civilians gonarilly have displayed marked heroism. The act of one Frenchwoman stands out among ^nuny. As the Germans were getting ready to evacuate a certain town., the woman saw them placing an explosive charge under one of the most important bridges In the region. Tlio Germans attached a stow fuse and wont away. The Freflchwoman waited un-tilniglit. She then crept down the river bartk under the bridge and removed the charge, leaving the nJow fuse. The next day the Germans lied ion will not be defended for any great length of time. The entire country between Valenciennes and Tournal is as barren as a desert as far as the personal property of the French Inhabitants Is concerned. Liberated civilians aay that retreating Germans carry so much loot that they Btagger under the loads. Apparently the alleged Insliructlons given the German troops to take most strict care as regards the property of civilians are not observod at the front. In their attack Tuesday, south of REOTO ALLIED AIRIN The New President of the C.P.R. from the town, the last group setting! Ghent, the French captured Molon- off the fuse. It spluttered and sizzled iuid the Germans ran, Imt nothing happened. Only Peace JWlll Save Them VVitli the American Forces North-wsst of Verdun, Oct". 23.-(By the Associated PressJ.-Unless they are saved by their plea for peace, the Germans will bo subjected to steady hammering along the greater part of the western front throughout the winter. Indications are that it is not intended to give them a breathing space, nothwlthatanding weather conditions. It is pointed out that decreased actlr- hook, and gained the west bank of the Lys from Machalen to Driesch. Thoy had to fight hard for all their gains. The new attack today was a general one and was delivered by strong forces of the British 3rd and 4th armies. The Brltlah forged ahead toward the Scheldt canal and the tributary lines along which the enemy is endeavoring to protect the flank of his grand retirement. In response to the British preliminary bombardment on the Le Catetau-Solesmes front, the German artillery began to shell the British posiUona heavily with high exlposive and gas certain a prolongjttion of the war. During the previous winters the enemy lias been able to rest up and replenish hi* supplies, especially munitions, anil there is no reason to be . . lieve he would not avail himself of Ihazar ^nd Pachta of the enemy. More tlie same opportunity now, only on a IJian 1500^)rlsoners tand a quantity of much greater scale. ity would enable the Germans to re- shells. In spite of this artillery firf, cuperate to sucli an extent as to make the 3rd army took up the attack on the War mateml were captured." Demand Unconditional Surrender New York, Oct. 2.S.-President Wll-son was urged to accept only peace based upon unqpnditional surrender in There are two places on the front where it is conceded that military operations during tiie winter will be vii-. tually impossible, but American officers insist that 75 per cent, of the a resolution adopted at a meeting here offers no real obstacle to a con- yesterday of the national war council ; "n"a�ce of the fighting. It Is not of the Methodist Episcopal ' church f""^s'^'oned that operations will be Bishop William Anderson, who Is re-, ^'"^^'^'^ down, but, even so, the advan-1 turning to Prance soon, said' that he ^''^^'^ '"^ ^'^^ attacking hide. ' had'bought a fa'rm in France for .f{iO - > ^^'"'^'^ known that Ger- left and another stage of tlie battle began at 3.40 o'clock. German airplanes flew low over tiie battlefield and unloaded many bombs, but in the hazs they probably did as much harm to their own ,soldiers as to the British. What Germany Says Berlin, Oct. 23.-(via London)-Attacks by French troops east of the Aisne in the region of Vouzieres broke down Tuesday, except west of Ballay, says the official statement from German general headquarters today. With the Britlsli Army ih France, Oct. 23.-Airplanes can be used for capturing Infantry, it was proved by the British In the recent advance. Flying fairly low, seeking parties of Germans or war material to bomb, i two officers In Qjje machine were fired upon from a sunken road. The pilot dived and the airi)laiie'3 machine gun quickly accounted for four Germans. Very quickly the Germanit hoisted a white flag in token of surrender. The airmen were in a dilemma, as there were no British infantry In the vicinity. They de.scended to 50 feet, however, and ordered the ftermans out on the road-05 of thorn In all. They obeyed. Then, rounding the party up, the airmen directed them toward the British lines. They circled over them with the ever-menacing bombs and machine guns until they encountered a patrol of Britlsli, who took the entire lot of the Germans to a prison cage. 000 and had it converted into an.orphanage for French children. ' Xivlllans Display Heroism With the Allied Armies in France, Oct. 23.-During tiie last three days the British armies, during the approach to French towns, have been carofdl not to'shell them; when there BEHER REPORTS man material is growing scarcer. I^st winter was much more severe | than is ordinarily the case and those | responsible for plans of campaign cal-1 culate that, by the law of averages, the coming winter will be milder. It ----- is indicated that the Americans are Toronto, Oct. 23,-With the excep-settled Indefinitely into ther present Uon of Ottawa and this city and ad- , positions and their part in the general ;jacent districts, towns and cities throughout Ontario report general im- In/rttmlff f'i''�*'" P'-ogram is well 4etined. It is to bo a npr,n�n �^ Ha?non, expected they will continue to deliver a German shell (^rushed a dwelling short smashing jolts against the piv-wpmen and children j otal centre of the long sweeping line. house and 15 biding. In the cellar wounded. were killed or i Easy to Make This Pine Cough Remedy ThosHuids ef  fomiUM uwwr by ito irromrt rMnlti. Inexpeiutto,' Md saves about H. You know that pine j� used in nearly nil prescriptions and remedies for coughs. The reason is that pine contains several pecuU&r elements that have a remarkable eiTeof. in soothinc and healinK the mcmbranuB of the throat and' chest, rino is famous for this purpose. I'Ine cough syrups are combinations of Jvine and syrup. The "syrup" part is usually plain granulatodi su^rar syrup. To inake the best plno cough remedy tHat money can buy, put Z'/a ounces of Vines (5(J cents worth) in.a J6-oz. bottle, ahd 1111 up with home-made sugar eyrup. Or you can use clarilled molasses, honey, or corn syrup, instead of euRiir syrup. Either way, you inake 16 ounoea-^more than you can buy ready-made for .$g.50. It is nnre, cood arid Tcrv pleasant-children Vako it eajjcrly. You can feci this take hold o� a cousch i>r cold in a way that means business. The coujjh may be dry, hoarse and ticht, or may be persislfn'tly looje from the formation'of phlctrm. The catiso is the isma-inflamed membranes-and this 'Inez and Syrup combination will stop t-usually in 24 hours or lees., Splen: did, 'too, lor bronchial asthma, hoarse-^esi, or any ordinary throat ailment. Pinex ia> a hiRhlv concentrated compound of jsenuine Norway pine extract, und is famous the world over for its ^rompiii effect upon coURhs. The enemy will be compelled to continue to mass forces of men and materials in front of Gen. Pershing's troops at the expense of other places, because, to tail to hold the line between the Meuse and Grr�nde Pre, I would endanger an enormous area. Capture Romepss British Headquarters ,ln France, Oct. 23.-(Reuter's)-The British troops in their new attack today north of Le Cateau are reported to have captured the town of Romeries, 1% mlleb northeast of Solesmes. A good many prisoners, mainly in small batches, are being brought in. The Germans are fighting doggedly. The British 1st army has crossed the Searpe canal' east of Nlevellee, north of the Raismes forest and continues to .fight its way steadily forward. .The 9th and 2nd armies along the line further north also report progress todny, but they are meeting with Increased resistance. The Belgian troops are having a similar experience. North of Valenciennes, tJie British provement In the Spanish inflenza situation. Reports received here Indicate that within a week the epidemic may be definitely checked in smaller communities. Medical officers here are optimistic in view of the fact that the disease is being rapidly stamped out in the maritime provinces and in the eastern states. Toronto and Ottawa reportsi show that the epidemic has gained little headway during the past 24 hours. Officers commaading militia camps announce that'aVfar as the soldiers arc concerned the epidemic is on the decline. Ottawa, Oct. 23.-Hon. J. A. Calder, who returned to the capital from the west this morning, when seen by a representative of the Canadian Press, Limited, expressed himself as being well satisfied with western conditions. The visit of several ministers to western Canada, he said, was bound to result in the ministry being better Informed as to the requirements of these provinces. When questioned as to the proposed conference of provincial premiers to consider problems connected with'the demobilization of the Canadian soldiers and theirt welfare after the war, Mr. Calder said he understood that the matter was now being considered by Sir Robert Borden, who had been in communication with the provincial premiers. The western ministers had held a satisfactory one day's conference at Regina, Mr. Calder said, and it was his intention to get in touch with the provincial premiers of the east. A conference would probably be necessary in order to secure the lands, which is' one of thw. questions which will have to be arranged with the provinces as they are equally interested with the Dotnlnion government for making arrangements for the care of their returned men. THE PMSldenoy of bo vast a system &b that of the Canadian Pacific Railway Is no easy position to fill-bo varied are the Interests and covering so large and manifold a territory. The railway ItseU has eighty thousand employees and more mileage oven than any of the great yrsiems of the United States-no less than 18,600 mllea of track being operated or controlled from Montreal. The C. P. R. Telegraphs comprise over 100,(M)0 miles of wire with no less than 15,000 offices where messages may be received. The C. P. B. hotels, involving an investment of over �25,000,opo and representing eighteen c�ra,vanseral8 from the small station hotel to the huge edl-' flcea at Quebec, Winnipeg, Calgary, Banff, Lake Louise, Vancouver and Victoria-the Vancouver Hotel, for Instance,' having establishment of 660 rooms-Involve greatTesponsibll-Ity. Then there are the lands in Western Canada with the |17,00�^ 000 irrigation scheme west of Cal-gary and the extensive colonization programme of ready-made farms and the like. The mining and smelting Interests of the C. P. R. In British Columbia are also considerable. Involving nbt only a large Investment of capital but also relations with a labor element which has been somewhat difficult to manage. Then again there are the MR. E. fr. BBATTT,' fnTL^ra;^^eZ.P^rK�rS.d^S^r ''''' � ^ w.^ ^ between Europe and the Orient. *T�""�� W almost 400,000 tonii, and provtilng one o( *Im moet vKal commor|,a^i-!ir?s\rt?;:[i;^�n s^inur;:!th^"thrbirr.XT^/-�^^ ^-nstH., ou the Board of Directors. The opinion a^th�Pr^rt.r,f ,,�^^^ �e'^T' of which are reprssmtwtl at a.t least an expression of opinlSa 'th^'^i^.^S,."' ST^f^V":!?.*!' ""W Government witS,nt^ TMiOe! .=.vuc. Q a,i uLiawB nave the grentest respect for the canabl* iiM�m.r. m T ^ rrapeci u n Knows that tKM President of the C. P. H. than the trtbnte naM H� r-^i No finer description oould be given to the now Presldmr �f"J�J ^hanghnesey, in the official statement regardtar hlT ''^ ^ ,________ opinion from tb� Canadian PaciJQc President. In this respect it Is icn� �ir> Canada, but also of the employees of the Caoadiaii Padflc Rallwiy Uaelf." ! Among the many publlo expressions that of the Toronto Olot� It Interesting, am Miemm-Tlaawai history has many chspters of persoiml rotaanoe, bat it has few paraHels to the career of Mr. S. W. Beattr. wh�l at the age of forty-one, becomes the head of the greatest traaaportaUon anrtem in the wA ounces of Piiiex" with aireotlons, and don't accept anything �ee. Guaranteed to giro absolnte saC Jsfaction or money promptly refunded. The Pinox Co., Toronto. Out; when death enters your home that no funeral is too economical for us to sympathetically take charge of. WE MANUFACTURE a special line of caskSls, and as we do all the work ourselves this enables ub to sell at a remarkably low price. Our FUNERAL PARLORS are equipped with all modern conveniences. Come In and. ask us more about thorn. ^ MacKAY & MacKAY ^ eoa Third Ave. South Phone 1802 LethbriJjge, Alta. Motor Equipment the Raismus forest. Along the entire front between Valenciennes and Tournal recent rains have made the ground difficult and progress has been slowed bp. / The Germans on.this front in the last few days have been following the tactics of retreating during the night. The British have wot been able to establish contact with enemy rekr-guards until noon of the next day. The rear-guards endeavor to hold the allies until nightfall, when they again retreat. ' There appears to be good .indieu-, tions that the line th_e Germans are; now resting temporarily on in tlie reg- Graham Wafers Temntinf to the eye-delightful to the taste -strengthenKig to the body. Soimior Biscuir packed in the triple-sealed striped cartons-come to you criip and (reih. 29 North West Biscuit Co. Edmenta* UMTia RMina Saskatoon CaUanr Vancouver entiafttil Itar^ Uctnttflo.71-402 the German retreat in Belgiuin under the direction of Baron yon der Lanck-en is composed as follows: Marquis of ViUalobar, the.Spanish minister to . Belgium; M. Vati VoUen-jlioven, the Dutch minister; 1^. Langen-'durg, Dutch representative on the Belgian relief commission; M. Van Bree" a Belgian, and Senor -Saura, a Spaniard. A Poor Man to Judge London, Oct. 2,1.-'(Canadian Press dispatch from Renter's).-Referring to the Berlin telegram which stated that a neutral commission under uhe direction of Baron von der Lancken had been appointed to go to the front and investigate the accusations regarding wanton German devastation, the Dally News says that the selection of Von der Lanckeh, head of tho political de-I nartment at Brussels, is extraordinary ' wneh it is recalled he played a prominent part in the murder of Edith Ca-yell. It was von der LancUen who ignored the American ministel-'s repre-.sentations and refused to allow Miss Cavell to receive a visit from a Belgian lawyer. It was von der Lancken to whom iV^iitlock made his moving appeal to "save this unfortunate woman from .death." U. S. DECORRATIONS. Washington, Oct. 22. - President Wilson, as commander-in-chief of the. United States army, today awarded) the Distinguished Service medal to Marshals Foch, Joftre and Halg and Generals Petain, Diaz, Gillian and Pershing BULLETINS RECOVER MOST OF MONEY Toronto, Oct. 23.-(Later).-It was announced "officially this afternoon that the police had recovered most of the $20,000 stolen from the express messengers this morning. The money was found in a pocket of some clothing in a rooming house near the scene of the robbery. So far the bandits have not been arrested. The Day's War Summary (By the Associated Press) Ti,,^''"'^*l.*''�,�P,^ ^^^}^ Storming the German defenses west of Maubege. The new attack launched early today, is reported to be making good progress Field Marshal Halg is increasing the menace to Valenciennes through the 'hi"'^' ^^'^ ^l'^^^ "Shting. North of Valenciennis, the city has been outf anked by the capture of Bruay. It is not probable tho Germans will remain in Valenciennes much longer and once thrScheWt is EPIDEMIC IS WORSE IN N, V. New York, Oct. 23.-Dispelling the hope that the Spanish influenza was on the wane In this city, 5390 new cases, the greatest num-" ber since 'the beginning of the epidemic, was - reported today. This is an increase ,0f 1450 over yesterday's lipoeful ntport and is 277 more than reported for any previous day. ' There was a decrelise of influenza and pneumonia deaths which were 461 and 311 respectively. Manager W. McC. Moore of the Leth-brldge exhibition, has tendered his resignation to the board, and it has been regretfully accepted. Mr. Moore has taken a position with the Motor_______________, .^^o"^ uhvc mo ocneiui is Sales, Ltd., of Calgary, and will re- crossed here the British will be in a position to threaten seriously Mens and move there with his family the first i jviaubege. of November. .7. W. McNicol will act I i, southwestern Belgium the British continue to close in on Tournai. North of the town they have forced a crossing of the Scheldt,*while on the south they have reached the western bank of the river on a four mile front from Bruielles to Bleharies. $ South of Le Cateau, the enemy is resisting stubbornly the French attempt to cross the Serre river and take in the rear the German positions east of the Oise. South of the railroad junction of Mont Cornet, the French have made progress between Niezy-le-Comte and Le Thour. Defensive w�.rfare will be carried on by the German nation if the .present government fails to secure a "peace with justice," said the German chancellor, speaking before the relchstag yesterday. This "war of defense" is not far distant if military events continue to as secretary until a new secretary-manager has been appointed. NO LOSS OF LIFE Washington, Oct. 23.-}-The sinking,------------------ ---- of the American cargo boat Lake Bay-M^" soldiers at the front. AUSTRIA'S TREATMENT OF ITALIAN PRISONERS Rome, Oct. 23.-Austria's systema tic and unbelievably cruel treatment of Italian war prisoners is attracting wide attention. No nation that respects itself would so treat human beings, nor should any nation dare lay up against itself for the future such a debt of hatred, says Henry Nelson Gay, the American historian, who has made a special investigation Into the conditions and has undertaken to secure better treatment from Austria of these prisoners. It is estimated that there are about 400,000 Italian, prisoners in Austria, with somewhat less than that number of Austrian prisoners in Italy. Aus triau prisoners in Italy are treated well. It has been charged in parliament that they fare better than Ital- grand average is held to a low figure by the fact that atUcks eaqt nf ^'hJ^'. have no .carried the German line back over pemaneS; f^rtKlLtL^ i?^^ S^n, r.rH^'^,,r^!\';^?,'=L!?i- enem^y .^rfo^^cert^fre^LVer ? .j, .> .;, ^,... .j, .j, ^ gone off the coast of France without loss of life was announced today by tho navy department. The ship foundered after striking a.rock. FOR SMALL NATIONS Philadelphia, Pa., Oct. 23.-In Independence hall tlfere began today a conference whicli is expected to result in the complete organization of the mid-European union of small nations and the formulation of the declaratSon of iudopendeuce that will break the yoke of German and Austrian oppression, Fifteen delegates, unofficially representliig about 65,000,000 people of .small nations, were present, when Mayor Smith welcomed them to tho city. MAY HAVE TO RESIGN Ottawa, Oct. 23.-Owing to continued ill-health, it is feared Sir Percy Sherwood may be unable to continue as chief commissioner of Dominion police. Sir Percy declined to make any statement as to his intentions when questioned today. His resignation has not so far been, placed in the hands of the minister of justice. SIX-YEAR-OLD HEROINE SAVES LIFE OF INFANT Sharon. Pa.-Rushing in front of a swiftly moving street car, six-year-old - They are neither beaten nor starved and the sick or wounded are placed in hospitals. In contrast, the Italian prisoners are forced to work tor a tew cents a day. They are starved, beaten, wounded or killed at the whim of any soldier, and most inhumane of all, it is charged they are forced to work when ill. Thousands of sworn statements containing these facts are on file at the war and state departments. They have been gathered from prisoners who have escaped or those exchanged. INVESTIGATE DESTRUCTION. Paris, Oct. 22.-The German propaganda service announces that a com-Isabelle Reeves savPrt fliB i,-fV �f�^ neutral residents of Brus- srsr �'.sr, ,r.! -rs �rsff.s: thfi waist, the little' girl pulled him ii^ j , � -from the tracks as the car rolled by. 1�,^'"" ^'a" ^er Lancken, civil governor _ jof Lrussela, went with the commis- CLOUD BEAUTY ? ? : ? > .> <. .. .;. .;. ... ... ? POOL OF HIDES WasUiiigtOis, Oct. 23.-An international pool of hides and leather is about to be completed by the allies and the United Stat*&' with the executive sitting in Washington, Chairman Baruch, of the war industries board, announced today. The dgre'ement has been accepted in principle, but the details remained to be werked out. The purpose Is to elimlnato competitive buying and (distribute the products at prices to BARS TO MILITARY MEDALS London, Oct. 22.-Lieut. W. W. Morrison, Manitoba, gazetted observer in the Flying Corps Capt. H. E. Kennedy, artillery, and Capt. C. Sheppard, Saskachewau, have relingulshed tlteir-commissions in the flying corps on he ground of ill health. A bar to the Military ' Medal has been awarded to *Io. 448,861, C. Trera-blay, Quebec, and No. 2163,411, Jamie-son, Alberta. FOUR WEEKS TO .REACH LIMIT Toronto, Oct. 22.-Dr. McCulIouch, the provincial medical health officer, is of the opinion that the'influenza epidemic in Ontario -will have passed the' peak by Friday next. He bases his ojjlnlon on the fact that it began here on Sept. 2B, andthut in~ the United Staties towns" it lias taken four weeks to reach its limit. Deaths in Toronto from pneumonia and influen- sion. (Winnipeg Free Press) The prairie skies provide compensation for the absence of hills and sea and clear pebbly streams, compensation which may go far to cure the homesickness which conies at times to dwellers on the prairie who have been born and reared where Nature lias been lavish in diverse forms of beauty. Walking westward on Portage Ayenue any sunny day, there is a wonderful stretch of sky to be seen from a business street in the heart of a large city. Lift np your eyes and see the quiet circus clouds of the highest regions which have given the poets of all ages the figure of shepherd and flock; see the-rolling cum-ulous of the Intermediate spaces that form above the attitude.of the rain-clouds. Our aviators, who travel above and in the clouds, will always have one eye upon th heavens when they come to do business on the solid earth again. It was so when mountaineering became a sport and men climbed to watch the sun rise or set beneath the clouds o� morning or evening. And some among these toying fighters will enrich the literature of Nature. without knowledge. Watch the finished, perfect, dissolving forms day by day. That pageantry is with ub all seasons. AVIATORS BOMB HUN SUBMARINE Rome, Oct. 23.-Italian naval aviators have, bombarded an enemy submarine from a low altitude and believe that the U-boaf was sunk, says �an official statement issued today fby the Italian .war office,' MbNTREAL LAWYER MENTIONED Oltnwa, Oct. 23.-The cabinet council meets again this afternoon, when, it is understood, the vacancy on tho supreme court bench will again be under discussion. The name of P. B. Mignaull, K.C.. of Montreal, is mentioned as a possible appointment. The new judge will succeed Sir Louis Da-vies, who has been appointed chief justice. , _ TRADE MISSION TO SIBERIA Ottawa, Oct. 23,-The Canadian trade mission to Siberia.will include later a representative of the manufacturing interests, thus increasing the mission by four instead of three iheni-bers, as announced. The other three additional members will represent agriculture, mining and banking interests. OPSET STOMACH Rape's Diapepsin at Once Ends Sour, ness, Gas, Acidity, Indigestion. SHIPPING WHEAT TO MINNEAPOLIS Washington, Oct. 23.-An Individual picture. "Those hues of gold tnd permit system for shipment of wheat | azure, that hush of World's expeot-Into Minneapolis was ordered put into, ancy as Dal died, were still a Hebrew Don't stay upset! When iineals don't fit and you belch gas, acids and undigested foqd. When you feel lumps Happily"firlhose who must go onlylp* indigestion pain, tlatuence, heart-on the more resolute levels of this, ^uT"'^ liea