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Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - September 10, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME XI. LET!{BRIDGE, ALBERTA. TUESDAY. SEPTEMBER 10. WIN NUMBER 220 HUN ATTACKS ARE ALL REPULSED; BRITISH HAVE EXTENDED LINES ENEMY HAS EXPENDED HIS EFFORT SAYS MARSHAL HAIG Belief Is That Allies Will Keep Huns Worried All Winter on the Western Front. Paris. Sept. 1".- tHavaa Agency i--It tli" Germans are expecting lo be allowed a respite from attack during "if .niliiiiiti or through tin' wi-t.-r, thov aio counting without their host, says Premier Clome-iceau's paper, LHommc Libre, in commenting upon the mllltar,- situation. Th,,y made their grea . trial !a.� positions the tiernmns are occupying and �which fh�ry tic expected to defend The re-gro ipini? of the allied forces, however, will no! be delayed, u� till! tltOVMtllCIlt of tho troop.-, is liai'iul upon the excellent method, through which the allied rouiniuiiil"rin chief was able to retain the Initiative for a period nf more than nix week*. Dark Days For Allies Over LONDON, SEPT. 10.-"We have patted through many dark day*. Please God these will never return," �ays Field Marshal Haig, commander-in-chief of the British forces in France, in an order-o-the-day. The commander tsen says: "The enemy now has spent his effort." The text of the field marshal's order-o'-the-day reads: "One month has now passed since the British armies, having successfully withstood all the attacks of the enemy, once more took the offensive in tholr turn. In that short space of time, by a series of brilliant and skilfully executed actions, we have repeatedly defeated the same German armies whose vastly superior numbers compelled our retreat last prlng. What has happened on the British front, has happened also on the front of our allies. "Less than six months after the launching of the great German offensive, which was to have cut the allied front in two, the allied armies everywhere today are advancing victoriously, side by side over the same battlefield on which, by the courage and steadfastness of their defense, they broke the enemy's assault. "Yet more has been done. Already we have pressed beyond our old battle lines of 1917 and have made a wide breach in the enemy's strongest defenses." UNFILLED ORDERS. New York, Sept. 10.-Unfilled orders of the United States Steel Corporation on Aug. 31 were 8,759,042 tons, according to the corporation's monthly statement Issued today. This is a decrease of 124,759 tons, compared with the orders on July 31. EXPRESS CO. STRIKE Doesn't Believe There Is Any Chance of Negotiating; .___ Peace With Allies. j one Thousand Men Leave Work TWO LOCAL MEN HUNGARIAN LEADER ENDORSES PEACE I (ieo. Haines, Former Oily Employee, and Thos. Watt, Have Made Great Sacrifice Cable Broke, Cage Drops, Sixteen Die A Terrible Disaster In a Mine at Nanaimo, on Vancouver Island CZERNIN ADVOCATES LEAGUE OF NATIONS London. Sept. li'.- -"Popular confidence is tottering." and "wo may win" an? significant phrases made In a speech nt Dresden on Monday by Count. Von Vltzthuiu D'Kekstad -Many Employees Don't Join Union German Effort to Stop British Advance in Flanders Was a Failure-Allies Tighten Lines About St. Quentin and La Fere-British Took 75,000 Prisoners in Four Weeks. Ottawa. Sept. 10.-Seventy Ottawa employes of the Dominion Express Company are on strike today. Montreal. Sept. In.-One thousand employees of the Dominion Express tho i company in Canada went on strike Must Abandon imperialistic Policy, Says Count Karolyi, Republican Leader lluael. Sopt. 10. President Wilnon's program as a. basin for the negotiations for pauco are endorsed by Count ilkhacl Karolyi, president of tho Utilitarian Hepublican parly. A despatch From Budapest, quoting from an open y-tter written by Count Karolyi to his  loctofs, to whom ho recommended tn early p�ac�, says: "A decisive, military victory, despite tn successes. In .1 dream for which It ; usohiss to pursue. Tho prime eon-lit ion of pence negotiations is tho do-liueratlzatlon of nation.-! and the aban-lonmoiit of imperialistic theory. A second ('audition is that wu should not pei'omn slaves to 1I10 idea of 11 middle rhnopo, f ithor military, economically �r politically mid that we should nol itrenfitnen our alliance with Germany, s/hich would form tho first step toward tho realization of tit In contra! fcurope. "Wo ought to accept as a basis for Negotiations, President Wilsou's program." U. S. TANKER SINKS A SUB Washington, Sept. 10.-What apparently la � reliable report that an American tank steamship has sunk a German submarine In a fight off the Atlantic coast, reached the navy department today and la being Investigated. George Haines, well-known in the city and for over five years an employee of the city street department, has been killed in action. according to word received in Lctubrldge this I morning. Tin disunity message eanie to his mother, who is at present living in Medicine Hat. Friends in tho city were apprised of tho sad news this morning. George "nli'ted in (tie' .'.flth h.ittery. 1111 -l had heen for two yi-arx nt tho froir. Another brother, who also was employed with th - city, is also at the front with the I'.'.Uh. Thos. Watt Killed Word was received today by Gordon Watt, who farms Jnst outside of the city, that his son. Thomas Watt, had heen killed in action. Thos. Watt enlisted at first with tin* Kith Mount- j eil Rifles, anil when tho :i!lth battery wa- employ-ccs had refused to join the, strike. To make good its threat to fill the places of the strikers, the company today transferred 100 of Its Toronto staff to Montreal. These men arc members of the Brotherhood of Dominion Kxpress Employees, with which the company has a wage agreement. Washington, Sept. 10.-Information received here from a source usually reliable states that Turkey has sent a large force to the border of Bulgaria, where trouble is brewing ovter division of territorial spoils of war between these two allies of Germany and Austria-Hungary. Ottawa, Sept. 9.-That an order-in-councll fixing the retail price of gasoline in Ontario and the west is advisable, is a statement made in a report by J. M. McFall, high coet of living commissioner, to Hon. T. W. Crothers, minister of labor, on the cost of gasoline, made public today. Mr. McFall suggests a ruling which would establish 36 cen(s as a maximum retail price In Ontario, 43 cents in Saskatchewan and 45 cents In Alberta. T THE WEATHER High ........................... 65 Low ............................ 29 Forecait: Fair with moderate temperature. London, Sept. 10.-The continued advance of the entente allies on the front in France is making a profound impression on Austria-Hungary, according to a dispatch from Zurich to the Evening Star. The recent departure of Austrian troops from Vienna caused riotous scenes In the Austrian capital. WITH THE BRITISH ARMIES IN FRANCE, SEPT, 10. (Associated Press)-The British line northeast of Nieppe, in the Lys salient, was advanced during the7 night and the British positions in the Ploegstert region were improved. Kemmel is under fire from the heavy guns. North of La Bassee, the Germans evidently are trying out the British strength. They have made three attacks on the British posts, but each time thev have been repulsed with heavy losses. * CAPTURE GIBERCOURT / PARIS, SEPT. 10.-South of St. Quentin. French troops have captured Gibercourt and have made progress toward Pinacourt and EMigny-le-Grand, acording to the official statement given out today by the French war office. 75,000 IN FOUR WEEKS LONDON, SEPT. 10.-The capture by the British of 75,000 prisoners and 750 guns in four weeks is announced by Field Marshal Haig, in an order-of-the-dav. THE FRENCH STATEMENT PARIS, SEPT. 10,-Important progress toward the southern end of the Hindenburg line in the neighborhood of Lt Fere, north of the St. Gobain massif, was made by the French forces today. The war office lact night announced the capture of the Ller fort, north of the town o' Lie*, and of wooded regions tc the east and southeast of Licz, within two miles of La Fere. Additional ground was gained In the St, Gobain region, south of the Olse, where the Servais station was taken, as well as a wooded area about miles to the south. North of the La Fere region, the French pressed in far, capturing the towns of Remtsny, Montescout-Llzerolles, Clastres, Seracourt-Ie-Grand, Roupy and Etvevillers, the last two towns being within Z'/z miles of St. Quentin. Improvement was effected In the French positions north of Laf'aux. opposite the end of the Chemin des Dames. There waa alto a betterment on the position in the region of Clennes, south of the Aisne, where Franco-American forces are operating. The text of the statement reads: "New progress waa realized today by our troops at various points on the battlefront. "North of the Somme, we captured the villages of Etrevlllera and Roupy. Beyond the Crozat canal, we have taken Seraoourt-lo-Grand* Clastres, Montescourt-Lizerolles and Remlgny. Our advance elements occupied Hill 103, south of Contescourt station, Esslgny-le-flrand and Hill 117. "North of the Olse we took the fort of LI ex, the wood northwest of the Canters farm and the Rouge farm. "South of the Olse, we have taken Briequettay and the Servais station. Elsewhere ;*we improved our positions north of La'faux and alto by the Aisne and Vesle, In the region of Glennes. "Army of the East, Sept. 7.-There was activity along the entire front, particularly west of the Vardar, In the bend of the Cerna, in the region of Monattlr and between the lakes, where the enemy attempted a raid, which failed with lotset. In Albania there were patrol encounters. The report from the army of the east, under date of 8ept. 8 follows: "There was activity by the artillery and the aviators along the greater part of the front." Threshers Furnish Surprise In Many Fields in S. Alberta Ottawa, Sept, 10.-Among the officers and men in today's casualty list are iho following: Infantry. Died of wounds-Lieut. K. IV Find-lav, Scotland. .Missing-Lieut. A. T. Byrd, Woodstock, Out..; Liout. R. M. Porter, Fng-lund; Lieut. W. F. Cole, WalkorvlHe, Oat. Wounded-Mont. F. I. McDonald, Wapolla, Susie; Lieut. (J. W. Young. Plapot, Sask.; \V. A. Becknell, Dlds-bury, Alta. Artillery. . Died of Wounds-Lieut. V. K. Rycli. ert, England, CONFERENCE IN PARIS Paris, Sept. 10.-Newton D. Baker, the American socretary of war, today had a conference with Premier Cle-monceuu und Audio Tardleu, tho French nigh commissioner to America, and Ambuaaador Sharp. John D. Ryan, ushIhUuI itttft***-; of war is also lu Purls, Tho same story is being told In practically all iho crop reports which come in from iho .adjacent districts this week-surprises in tho yields where any threshing has boon done. The summerl'aMow crops are Invariably yielding from HO to lit) bushels, and some of the other crops arc giving surprising yiolds, considering their condition. Tho heads have filled to an amazing degree, duo to tl o Into summer rains, which fact was not anticipated. In tho districts north ami west of the city whern threshing lias boon done, very encouraging reports come In. Macleod, Monarch, Barons, Noble-ford, allN those and other points give reports of 20 to 2a bushel crops right through. Fast of the oily, where tho crops linvo been lighter, tho yleldH are still surprisingly good, Coaldalo district reports some "a bushel crops, while Bow lsluiul, and Grassy Lake, wliero the crops wore pretty light, havo sonto good yields, in these districts as in the Foremost country, where tho crops wero vory Jiglil, the yiolds are turning out much better than expected, though tho a vera go will necessarily be far lighter than lu some other districts. AIoiih tho Cardtitou Rue and in Iho Plnchor uouutry, vory llttlo threshing has been done aa yet, but the taw neparatorg at work t�ll the same atory. AT NOBLEFORD C. Noble's farms at Nobletord report this wook that threshing iti-pro-grossing there, ami that the average yields thus far have been 2.1 bushels to tint acre. This yield, however, is expected to bo improved as threshing on the sumnierfallow proceeds as there are some- spots on the east farm that will produce from :',0 to 30 bushels. MONARCH DISTRICT II. V.. Miobach reports that he has threshed :>i>U acres of wheat on his farm northwest of the city, and the average yield Is 20 bushels to the acre. One piece of !>5 acres produced 2.r> bushels, io tho aero. All this wop was on summerfallow and is further proof that the proper kind of farming will produce good results under iho most adverse conditions. AT WELLING L. L. Pack on his farm near Wnll-ing finds his crop averaging 2!", bus. to tho aero, which is un excellent showing. TABER Taber, Sept. 10. - Crops are very patchy in this district. Tho best crops thus tar aro shown by tho Bopnrators to run 10 11 or 12 IiuhUcIb to the acre. ICOKTINVID ON. PAOl iX COMPLETE REPULSE. London, Sept. 10.-The Germane delivered a counter attack yesterday against the positions won by the British to the west of Gouzeaucourt, fronting the Hindenburg line southwest of Cam-brai. Field Marshal Haig announced in his official statemont Uday that the enemy assault has been completely repulsed. In this same sector the British line was advanced during the night south of the town of Havrln-court. On the Flanders front, the British progressed northeast of Neuve Chapelle and north of Ar-mentiercs. Tighten Lines. With the French Army in Franco, Sept. li. -French troops* forced the crossiiu; of tho Cnv/.at Canal today, overcoming strong resist unco and occupying positions in the. triatiglo formed by the two branches of the canal and the road from Lu Fore to St. Quoiitiii. They also advanced north of the Disc, taking the Lioso fort and north of tho Oi-;e capturing Ktreviller and Roupy. Though those were op-orations of detail, they tightened the lines around both HI. Quentin and La Fere, greatly facilitating future operations against both towns. St. Quentin Surrounded. (Ion. Humbert's forces now command tho entire region west of tho river and tho canal from La Foro north beyond a single track railway that crosses tho river at Mcssleree. Thoy command all the approaches to St. Quentin from the northwest and south and are within five miles of the town. Tho occupation of Fort Liese gives tho tho French command, not only of tho entire*, country around La. Fere, hut the valloy of the Oiso to a considerable dlstatico northward, the valloy ot tho rferro eastward and the railroad, line leading to the Laon citadel, which. Is visible from t.ho heights. Gen. Mangln's army, south of the Oiso, look Servais, cloBing in on Lo, Fere from the south, whilo they improved their position north of Laf-faux. Both tho third and tenth French armies are now practically on the lino whore tho pursuit, of the Germans stopped in the spring of 1917. German prisoners say that orders recent, ly issued aro to fight to the last man to hold the present positions. There are indications, however, that the Germans havo los:; confidence than last year in tho strength of this lino. They made groat sacrlflcos to hold other positions in front of it without avail and the burning of La Fere betrays tho fear that tho lh.a is not entirely safe tlioro. A V.'lde System, The llitidenburg line, however, com. prises a wide system of dofonsos, having ;>. total depth In some places oE nearly ten miles and tho fail of its pillars does not mean a broach in thm position. The St. Gobain forest, stifa. posed to bo tho strongest part of th# lino, is now tightly pressed from th� north by tho occupation of Servais, from the west " - the eapturo of Bai-isls, whilo the French in front of Fresnes are crowding it. from tho south end. Period of Precaution. . Paris. Sopl. 10.-Tho allies are now almost hack to the lines thoy occupied before the German offensive, after six weeks of unbroken victory and tho war has entered' a period, not of calm, hut of precaution, with a prom-iso of just as wonderful things to follow. The dry and, on the whole, fine weather, which helped Marshal Koch to turn tho tables on the Germans so fast, has now ended aud a wet stormy spell has set in. 4545 03 ;