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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - September 11, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 1918 THE LETHBRIDGE DAILY HERA?. PAGE ALLIESCOmETOCLOSE iENBURG LINE (By llio Associated Press). The British havo again moved forward today toward the Iliudenburg line on tJie one sector wliere they are HtUl some distance from it, near tlie centre o� ttie allied battlefronfr. Some progress was made in tiie yermaml region, wliero tlio British aro closing in upon St. Quentln from the north, while the French are pushing up from the south. Farther,north the British have gained a footing in the twin towns of Pel-siiere and Bpehy, 2V& miles from the Hindenbtirg line, opposite Ijecatelot. The Germans are resisting strcmgly liere, as this part of the line forms part of the defenses of Cambrai. Their resistance also is taking the form of strong counter-attaelis at Qouzeau-court, just to the nortli. They secured a small British post after bard fighting last night. Tiie defense of Cambrai is liltewise liaing carried to the ageressive side by the Germans along the Canal du Nord, where the British stand Car In-sjlo the Hindenburg line after having broiien the Queant-Drocourt switch. In this aggressive movement the enemy last night unsuccessfully counter-uttaclted near Moeuvres. The French drive upon LaFere is reported to have made notable progress with the capture of Travecy, oii the Jiindenburg line, two miles directly north of LaFere. The occupation of this ground would result in the outflanking of LaFere on the northerly ' i:;de. Thfi Germans also liave been attack-desperately on the French front, \ iio the line runs north from the .\ snc toward the St. iGobafn massif. '.'.'I'.oy are attempting to drive the Franco-American forces off the Mount Itougo plateau, the allied occupation of which fs threatening tiie flank of the line far to the east. All their efforts have been frultle.s.s. In the Lys sector, Armentiere/i is almost within the grasp of tlie Brit-isli, who arc advancing from tlie north znd west. Armentieres is used by the Germans as a supply centre and noxt to Douai, it is the most Important point in the enemy's system of military roads of communication. The British are slowly driving a wedge in the direction of Douai, which is reported to be burning. QtrmaLTx Statement Berlin, Sept. 11.-(Via London).- An attempt made by British forces to advance yesterday south of Ypres and north of La Bassee canal, says the official statement Issued today by the German war office, was repulfied. Prisoners were taken by the Germans. South of Gouzeaucourt and around Epehy; British attaclis reached the German first lines at a few points. The British were driven back, the statement adds, 3,000 prisoners being taken by the Germans. Three Lines Defense. Paris, Sept. 10.-There are three German lines of defense behind the Hindenburg line, the first closely paralleling it, and the others providing for retreats along the fronts, according to an outline of the German d% fense system printed by the Matin today. The first line ii; (be rear of the Hindenburg position, according to the newspaper, starts from the south of Lille and parallels the Hindenburg line at an average from Uiree to six miles. The second comprises a line running from Lille to Metz, the Intermediary points on which the newspaper does not indicate. This line would be about 180 miles in length. Finally, the newspaper adds, there Is a, ifourth retreat line, on which the Germans are now vigorously working, it runs from Valenciennes, 20 miles Svest of Douai, in a southeasterly direction to Glvet, on the Meuse, at the Belgian border. The front thus indicated extends for about 60 milai. ' Germans Attack In Vosges. . With the American Arnyr in France. Sept. 11.-At 5:.30 this morning, the Germans began a heavy artillery action on the American ifront lines in night, but the advancing Germona were met wltii u withering machine gun fire and were 7epul8ed everywhere, except at one place, where they managed to penetrate a British post at tlie cross-roads known as Dead Man's Corner. Anotlier party tried to enter (he 13rltish trenches southwest of Mouevres, but were repulsed with comparatively severe losses. The enemy delivered an attack in the Sen-see valley last night and soon after the British post.s north of Bcourt-St. Queutin were attacked and some of them wore withdrawir.' A heavy rain still is falling over tlie whole area and many of the smaller streams have been flooded. In the Flanders lowlands, the ground has become almost Impassable. There are no signs of the weather clearing. Luckily, in the Somme region, the ground made most difficult by the fall of heavy rahi has been left behind by the advancing British. With the French Army in France, Tuesday, Sept. 10. ^ (Asi^ociated Press.)-The Germans havo relieved several of their divLsions "in the region of Vauxalllo'n, on the front north of the Alsne, and with some of their best troops aro making a strong effort to stop the further eastword progress of the French. The attempt has been without success, however, as the French forces took some additional lines of trenches in this region today, gaining ground also to the northwest ot Laffaus. Repeated counter attacks in this vicinity were repulsed. The enemy attacked violently north of the Olse, but also without stopping the progress of Gen. Humbert's troops toward the road from La Fere to St. Quentln, which they now hold from-La Fere, two miles northward, to Travecj'. Tlie wooded region ot Vendeuil also fell into their hands. BRITISH RAID ON I Rome, Sept. 11.-British troops yesterday raided^ the Auslro-Hungarlan positions on the Asiago plateau, on the mountain front, and inflicted heavy losses on the enemy, according to the official statement Issued today by the Italian war office. The Brit;sh took 77 prisoners and captured abundant war material. In the Monte Asolone area, It^iilians captured enemy posts and held them despite violent cbunte^attaoks. The Italians took prisoners In the Daone, Val Arsa and Ornic valleys and occupied the island south of Porto de Plave, annihilating the garrison. L N Toronto, Sept. 11,-With solomn service of morning prayer and Holy Communion at St. James' cathedral this morning, the triennial meeting ot the general synod of tlie Church of England In Canada entered upon Its labors, which will probably continue until the end of next week. At 10:.30 o'clock the biBhops and delegates gathered together in St. James' parish house and at 11 a.m. the procession to the cathedral began. First walked three clergymen, followed by 50 lay delegates, then two and two, SO more clergymen. Following them, 26 archbishops and bishops, each attended by his two chaplains. These included Bishop Duvernet, metropolitan of British Columbia; Ai-chbishop Thoni-toe, ot Algoma, and Archbishop Worrell, of Nova Scotia, with Most Kev. S. P. Matheson, archbishop and met- ARE GEITING WELL-" EARNEDISI NOW (By J. F. B. Livesay, Canadian Press. , Correspondent) With the Canadian Forces, Sept. 10. -The Canadian sector is quiet and many of the troops are getting a well earned i-est. Some of the infantry battalions havo been on the go steadily for six weelfs, marching when not fighting with never art hour to write a letter or darn a sock The front line is not yet stabilized. The lay of the land is in favor of the enemy at this passing stage ot our general advance. Behind the lines, goes on the ceaseless activity ot field ambulances, casualty clearing stations and hospitals. The devoted -work of the former Is lightened now, as, with marvellous celerity and method, the wounded are passed back to the forward hospitals, thence to bo cleared when necessary to the base and evacuated to "Blighty." During the heat of the fighting, advanced dressing station staffs worked without cessation day and night in their effort to cope with the casualties. And well they succeeded. A Canadian hospital lies not far behind Arras with a line of huts, bare and spotless. Here, our wounded first reach the hands of Canadian nurses. "Well, sister, you don't know how good it is to have a woman around again." said one of the men, and he said It in no depreciation of the stretcher bearers, who are gallant men, and have given freely of their lives in the recent fighting. They have dogged the steps of our fighting Infantry through barrage, through wire and amid the hail of machine gun bullets. To see a woman's face again, after a month of battle and flame, is in itself an inspiration and a comfort. They are the picked women of Canada. It has been their good fortune to have been selected from the nurses that havo come out from Canada. It is the nearest any woman may get to the battleline. They toil unremittingly with heart, and body. Their reward is long trains of evacuated soldiers goinjr - to "Blighty" with a chance for their lives. Siberian Front Is Moved 4,d00 Miles to Westward Vladivostok,- Wednesday, Sept. 4^-(Associated Press).-The Siberian front has disappeared,over-nlflht. In the words of an Amerl-can authority, _"it has moved 4,-000 miles to the westward." Communication has been completely established between Vladivostok and Irkutsk.. Czecho-Slovaks have broken throuflh from Lake Baikal, In the direction of Tchita, under Capt. Galda, while Gen. Semen-off's Cossacks, supported by Cze- cho-Slovaks, Kiave approached the Trans-Baikal capital. The BoishevikI forces, seemingly overwhelmed, have scattered. Some of them have gone In the direction of Klakhta and others are supposed to be fleeing northward by way of the Amur railway. Military officials say It would not be surprising to find that the BoishevikI had dissolved into non-combatant groups, intent upon seeking amnesty from the entente allies. Y.M.M.IIIOLD real'. enemy trenches northwest of Pelzlere. The.enemy positions were stormed during a downpour of ratu. The troops ere reported to have gained their objective although the advance was made over ground covered with opxy und slippery mud. .The enemy has delivered several small counter-attaclts. The line west -pt Oouiemcourt waoi attaclted - la?t EIGHT DEAD IN .S. ers and 1000 heavy calibre shells. At 6:20 o'clock, the enemy opened a strong fire on the communication trenches. Reports from tjvo observation stations were that 60 Germans were observed entering their own lines with wounded, but no reports from the American front lines had been receivtd at this hour. It seems probable that infantry action developed, the enemy being beaten oft with cftBuaities. Close In On Line With the British Armies in France. -In general, the British are continuing to close in on the Hindenburg line by a series of small actions and manoeuvres. The lines In the northern part of the battle zone have now been advanced through the village ot Tres-oault, 3% miles southwest ot Marcolng to the eastern edge ot the place, where tlie troops are actually in the old British trenqhes, facing the Hindenburg line. Australian Advance In the south, Australian troops have advanced In the area from Vermand to the outaklrtB of Attllly, on the edge of Holnen wood, from the other side of which the whole ot the flat country up to the famous German defensive positions and the sp'Ares ot St Quentln 'are clearly visible. In the centra tlie British have gained a footing in peiziere and Epehy and this morning an attack was launched against the Philadelphia, Pa., Sept. 11.-An explosion occurred at the EJddystone munitions plant this afternoon and many are reported killed and injured. Bight are known to be dead. There -was an explosion at this plant in April, 1917, In which 139 were' killed and hundreds "injured. The cause of the explo�ion has not been determined as yot. Officials at the plant re^nse to make a statement. Hurried calls were sent out for medical aid and physicians and nurses were rushed to the scene from all nearby hospitftls. Grand Trunk Pacific trains are now operating into the C.P.R'. depot at Saskatobh. The O.T.P. main line passes three miles south of the city and hitherto paasengers. huve been transferred hy mewts of'an auto delivery. S. ALBERTA CAaUAUTlES BomU J. A. Backus, of Lund-breck, htt been tassed, and W. Barrett, Orassy lAke, hai been wounded. ^ Ay-. (From Our Omi Correaponaent) Cardston, Sept. 9.-Mr. Oscar Kirk-ham and Mrs. Ruth May Fox, both of Salt Lake City, and representing their respective boards of the general organization, were greeted with a good attendance of officers on Saturday and Sunday last at the Mutual Improvement association. However, the bad weather kept a number of wards from being represented. The visitors were also given an outing at the AVatwton Lakes Park. J. Walter Low as the superintendent of the Y.M.M.I.A., for this stake, conducted a party on a four days' ,ti;ip starting at the Waterton's and proceeding into British Columbia via Pass Creek and.Wall Lake, they went south again Into the Glacier National Park and returned by way of the Bowman's Lake route. Besides Messrs. Kirkham and Law, there were Pres. Edw. J. Wood, Principal Thos. Romney of the Knight Academy, Master Mark Low, Messrs. B. J. Wood, W. H. Steed, W. G. Smith and Master Forrest Wood. Deer, elk and moose were seen in the Flathead country and a timber wolf was also viewed very briefly. Fish and pine hens wore plentiful. Wild fruits were found in abundance, and raspberries, thlmbleberrias and huckleberries were' encountered moat frequently. A very enthusiastic gathering is this party ot mountain travellers. School Opening All members ot the teaching staff were on hand this morning except Miss Macduff for Grade VI. The en-roUment was very large, there being about four hundred |o stai-t off with' and more to come In each week for another month. The high\ school is in charge ot Principal J. Walter Low and Assistant Golden Woolf as formerly. Grade VIII. is taken by Mr. G. Peterson, who was very successful with his pupils at the last exams.; Grade VII. by Jno. Blaokmore, B.A., formerly of Raymond but who has removed to Cardston since his father's death in April last; Grade V. by Miss Emma Parrish; Grade IV., Miss McCune; Grade III., Miss Bissette; Grade II. tills two large rooms under Misses Hannah Archibald and Verda Duce, and Miss Sykes still handles Grade I. - The first five grades, a,re especially heavy, and the High school will have soma 20 Grade IX. students, IG in Grade X., and about 8 or 10 in Grade XI. A few years more and Cardston will require all its present accommodation for the public school grades and then it will be a matter of a Consolidated High school district. Dr. Macdonald has disposed of hlA drug business at Rajinond and will locate in Cardston, as the said business was all that prevented his removal to this point at an earlier date. With the hospital in good shape here and the big district surrounding our town, the outlook Is sufficlantly, promising to satisfy the doctor and wd believe there is no more permanency or stability to any other district in the south than our own. We welcome all good citizens. The Cahoun hotel manager, Mr.. Gerald S. Brown, ha.s closed the dining room and in its stead tlie Gaboon Grill has been opent-d with Mr. Lyle Holland in charge. 'i"lio official opening occurred on Saturday last when the Daughters of tho Empire served luncheon and dinner to a hungry host, all of whom came away well satisfied with the splendid service and toothsome meals. Pr\maTy Association Cortvention This last week Mrs. Kli'/.abeth Har-ker, the Primary Assofiation President, has been holding a series ot meetings with the lotal officers at the most convenient point,';. Mrs. Zina Y. Card of the General Board, has been giving the Instructlon.s from headquarters so that all officers might be put in touch with the present day requirements of tfie central body. Successful meetings were held on Thursday at Glenwood and Hill Spring, on Friday at Mt. View tor the three wards, including Beazer and Leavitt, during the forenoon, and in the afternoon at Aetna for the south wards, Taylor-viUe and Kimball; Saturday meetings for the two Cardston wards and Wool-ford were held. It is planned to visit the wards at Orton. Claresholm, Pine Coulee, Starline and Frankburg in the course of the next two weeks. AT THE EMPRESS A problem of vital importance to progressive men and women is presented In "More Truth Thau Poetry," the five-act Metro wonilerplay starring Mme.' Petrova, which will be seen at the Empress theatre today and tomorrow. This is whether a man has the moral right, when tio achieves fame and success, to disc.ird for a younger face the wife who has worked shoulder to shoulder with iiini. denying herself luxuries, in' order that he may attain prominence. In many instances in real life the man who has done this has incurred the displeasure of the oommunity, and has found success slipping out of his grasp in an unaccountable manner. In "More Truth Than Poetry." Ash-ton Blair, an unsueoessful lawyer, is given such valuable aid by Ills clever wife. Vera, that he finally wins fame. He is spoiled b.v his sudden good fortune, and neglects her for another woman, finally telling her frankly that he/ is tired of her, and no longer needs her. The way in which this, crisis is met in the Metro wonderplay furnishes a highly dramatic^ climax to an absorbing screen drama. where he is at present appearing. In that city he has been entertained by the Rotary club, the G.W.V.A. and other prominent organizations. His visit here next week will be the talk of the town and it is a positive fact that before tjie week is through, the Majestic-will be taxed to its utmost capacity with record breaking crowda. Dr. Hunt is assisted by Miss Nolle Burkfc, a gifted clairvoyant. Ho will change �his program every night. AT SrCARLAJTO One of the tense scones in "Blue Blazes Rawden," the .^rtcraft picture now being shown at the Starland theatre, is a duel to the death in a darkened room. In the title role ot Raw-den, William S. Hart wins all the possessions of the keeper of the hotel and gambling hall, and the enmity between tiie, men culminates in tiie death struggle. The shadowy figures in the dark room, punctuated by the sharp flashes of their pistols, create ir'-in-al'igaJB.;.^' flta BOBLODG UNION MADE . OVERALLS SHIRTS &olqvfs / mXrwwnfrvm.