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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - September 5, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta THUBSDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 1918 THE LETMBRIDGE DAILY HERALD PAGE FIVE � ��III �� �W . aWMHVaB �W WB � ESPERAEY iRTH 0 BAPAUME-CAMBRAI ROAD AViUi Ihe Bi'illsli Army iu Pianco, Sof)t. 5,-I Noon.)-South of the River Soarpo u large jiortion of tho Qerniaii Jfno J9 being rcadjiisled. Wlillo the British Eoreea iu tlie hys , Bcclor are pushing forward today and Kainliie much ground against tlio roar >?uardg in soiiio places and determln-Dd opposition at others, tho enemy along fho Cauul Du Nord, north of the Bnpaiime-Catttbrai Iload, is liolding on ilBsperatoly. A Southeast of ilouevres several thousand yards of the old Ulndenhurg front lines have been cleaned up and Bre now In posaession of the Brltisli. Peronno and tho forward iireiis of LMont St. Quenlin were heavily .Hhellod Iby the Germans during tho day. British troops who yesterday v.rosn-r.d the lower end of the Canal Dii Nord and the Tortillo Rivor drove Into (ho east and tho north. They jpnshed forward iu tlie direction of lliat part of tho canUl, v/here the enemy in strength, after it turns to the oast and then to the north again Bt Harvincoiirt Wood. Amef^can Advance, With tho American Forces North ot tho Veslo, Sepl. 5.-(1 p.m.)-Tho American forces following up the Cernian retreat from tho Vesle moved steadily over tho pli^teau between the "\'esl6 and the Aisne today and by jiooii their advanced elements had filtered into slopes on the northern Hldea of tho plateau. Virtually no opposition was encountered and there �-as every ip^iication (hat the main i)ody of the Germans liad retreated across ihe Aisne. It is expected that machine gnus ami perhaps artilUiry resistance will be encountered in the low lauds nearer llie Aisne. Last night and this morning passed, liowever. ividi nothing more serious than a long range boml)ard-mient of (ho American rear line.s. Violent Explosions. A'iolont explosions were lieard along Iho line this morning. Observers re-3)orted that llioy believed tho Germans �were destroying tlieir amm.iinilion (lumps. An aviator reported a terrific explosion at nine o'clock at Villers-I'wi-Prauei'es, on the south bank of the Kiver Aisne. directly north of FisiMes. Other explosions took p)�cQ in the samo region during tho morning. Bazoches and Fismette were occu-fN, pled by the Americans during the mm Last Times Tonight DOUGLAS FAIRBANKS IN "HEADIN' SOUTH" TOMORROW &z SATURDAY JUNE ELVIDGE MONTAGUE LOVE ARTHUR ASHLEY IN 'THE GUARDIAN^ AI�o Two Reels Comedy night. Those towns have been evacuated by the Germans. Only two or three wounded men who had been abandoned were found. Hard Task for Sammies. French troops are advancing on a line equalling that ot the Americans on tiie left but to tho east ot the Americans tho front still runs down toward Kh'oims. This leaves to the Americans on tlie right the hardest task'and the greatest flgiiting is expected. In liiis region the Germans have strong positions and are capable ot making a bettor defense. GERMAN STATEMENT Berlin, Via London, Sept. 5.-The Geririan war office says that tlie Froncli with weak detachments have about reached tho Voyenues-Guiscard-Apilly line. To the east of Soissons, the statement say.s, we withdrew our defense from tho Vesle liiver in accordance jvith plans. Strong enemy attacks south of (ho Ailettc !|{ivor near Tcrny-iSorny, Clamecy and Bucy-I,e-Long failed, according to the announcomont. On Flander* Front. Berlin. Sept. .5.-Between Yprcs and LaBassee, in the hys salient Ihe Bri-tisli yesterday pressed forward against the new German � lines, the German war office announced today. Between the Somrae and the Oise Rivers, the statement adds, the Germans continued their movement out of the region .of Roye. Hear guard.^ wliifih had been left behind to retard (ho French followed the Germans slowly. British Official London, Sept. The text of the official staiemeiit reads: "Sharp fighting took place yesterday north of the River Lys. During the morning our troops attacked and captured Hill C3, south-west of \Messine.s, taking over one hundred prisoners. In'the afternoon we attacked and captured Ploeg-stert village with another one hundred lirisonors and a number of machine guns. Nortli ot Hill GS our troops were continuously engaged iu the second battle of Wytschaete, v.-here the enemy attacked repeatedly but without success. ' "On tho Lys front our troops now hold the general line ot Voormczelie-Wulveighem-Ploegstert-Nieppe- Laven-tie-Uivcnch.v. ".Soutb of Ncuve Cliapelle as tar as Givencby wo have regained the old line held by us prior to April 9, and east of Givencby we have occupied portions of the old Oerman positions. "On the southern bat.tlefroni the enemy strongly attacked our new positions at Inciiy-En-Artois yesterday evening but was repulsed after sharp fighting. We have improved our positions south ot Mouevres and east of Hermies and have ' taken Neuville-Bourjouval. "The enemy counter attacked yesterday evening east of Manancourt and was repulsed. Fighting has taken plpcc also in the neighborhood ot Per-I iMne and our line has been improved � iilighlly. "During the lasf four days the British troop* have taken over sixteen thousand prisoners and more than one hundred guns." American Captures Washington,. Sept. 4. - American troops in close pursuit ot the Germans retiring north of the Vesle, have captured the villages of Bazoches, Perles, Fismette and Daslioux, taking prisoners and machine guns, General Pershing reported iu hig communication for today. CrosHno on Wide Front boudon, Sept. 4.--The Canal Du Nord and TortiUe Rivers have been crossed on a wide froiit north of Mois-lains by English and Australians according to Field Marshal Haig's; coni-munication issued tonight. Mojslans lies about three miles north of Per? onne. ' Close Pursuit French Array Headquarters, Sept. 4. TONIGHT TOMORROW AND SATURDAY MONROE SALISBURY IN THE BLUEBIRD PHOTOPLAY "THE EAGLE" with Edna Earlft i ALSO Charlie Chaplin "WORK" Another big knoclc-out for Friday and Saturday, "The Doctor and the Woman," a Lois Weber production, featuring beautiful Mildred Haines. �������������BBganHnK EMPRESS TONIGHT ^ CHARLOTTE "THE FROZEN WARNING" The greatest, most graceful, jnost iwonderful ice skater In the world In a photoplay ot great (appeal. In order to reach highest point of perfection each of the new square Royal Yeast Caltes will be wrapped and sealed in waxeid'paper by machinery. This makes them practically airtight, and keeps them fresh longer. E.W.CILLETTCO. LTD. TORONTO. CANADA WINNIPEG MONTREAL ^�yeast WANT PRICE OF. ENTIRE,ie.l.8GRl Deputation i're.scnt.s Recommendation of the Canadian Council Agricuituie French cavalry today were closely pursuing the Germans retreating in the region between the/Paver Somme and (ho Hiver Oise and had reached a /loint within a mile ot Guiscard, five and a half miles north-east of Noyon. NEW ROSS. PEACE REATY SIGNED Huns to Evacuate Certain Territory-Trotzky President Supreme War Council Ottawa, Sept. :>.-\ deputation consisting of -Messrs. Maliarg, Relfl, Hcn-ders, representing llii' (;anadian Council of Agriculture presented to the government today a re.solution " of the council of agriculture, recommending the governmcMl (o guarantee a price fov the entlin i;>IN Ganadian wheat crop. Th<^ ilcpiitation was received by Sir Robert IJoiden, Sir Thomas AVhite and Hon. T. A. (Irerar. Tho finance minisler pointed out } that on August 14 iasl. action liad been ' taken by the government by order-in-councU which guaranteed to all dealers in grain -and hanks that the government vvoTtltl accept from dealers in grain or banks lioiding documents for such grain all or any part of the 191.S wheat crop, making payment at the price fixed by the board ot grain supervisors for Canada, plus carrying charges, in the event of British or other over.seas allieil governments not arranging to purchase and to pay for such vvheat -when ready for delivery at lake ports or otlter customary points of delivery, li i.s expected that Canada's exportable surplus of wheat and flour, will all be bought by the Imperial govei-nment, but to give financial. and commercial stability to tlie grain situation (he guarantee of the Dominion government was given in order that purchasing might proceed without delay. The announcement of the guarantee by liie government was.made in August through the Canadian Press, Limited. Copenhagen, Sept. 5.-Leon Trot/.ky tlie Bolshcviki minister ot war, has been elecled president ot the Russian supreme war council at a meeting of the Soviet executive committee, according to a Berlin Wolff Bureau dispatch from Moscow. The LetlTsh leader, Wazzettes, has been elected commander-in-chief for #il the Russian forces. The supplementary agreements to the Brest-Litovsk peace treaty, the .dispatch says, were ratified by a unanimous vote on the Soviet executive committee with two abstentions. More than 150 persons were present at the ratification. W