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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - September 13, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME XI. LETHBRIDGE, /XBERTA.;- FRIDAY, SEFfEMBEIl 13, 1918 � �! li II ''i"r I III I I II NUMBER 233 WIPED OUT AMERICANS MAKE RAPID PROGRESS IN THE NEW DRIVE TOWARD METZ BRITISH REPULSED GERMAN ATTACKS WIIH HEAVY LOSSES Vice-Chancellor Says Allies Are Suffering Just as Much as Hunland. Germans Are Leaving Lille LONDO^V Sept. -Numerous fugitives from the city of Lille arQ; reported by Belgian newspapers to be arriving at Malines and Antwerp, according to a despatch from Amsterdam to the Central News Agency. Apparently Lille is being evacuated by the Germans. VERY BOASTFUL ABOUT THE GERMAN PROSPECTS Anisterdani, Sept. 12.-Postponement of peace prospects and tlie like-iihood of a fifth war winter weigh eciimlly on nJl belligerents anil not on iiermany alone, in the opinion at �ederich vou Payer, the imperial Vlco'Chancellor of Germany in, a pjieecli ftt Stuttgart. "Our jlpbtg�" the- vjcp-cbancoUjor f' ttM; "are eVery^ SptrnKgle against the encroachments pf bur person&l liberty." "All the belligerents of Europe must admit, it they are not blind, that tho toore the European peoples lacerate each other, the more certainly will the historical and paramount position of wealtenod and impoverished Europe })0 lost in favor of cleverer and more calculating peoples." Herr von Payer reminded his hearers that after four years the war still �was being waged a^nost entirely on �noniy territory. He admitted that the U-))oat war had not worked so ""quickly and surely as had been hoped. He added that it was useless to dls-il)ute whose?' was the fault. The enemy, he said, was still unable to com-pensatw tlieir losses by new constnit-Tion. The more troops Ihe United States Beiida, tlie greater will be tho need of shipping for reinforcements, munitions and provisions, Herr von Payer said. "Tho filling up of the enemy Rrmy by Americans, tlierofore, bears Jn Itself limitations," He argued that the loss of shipping 'K'ould become fatal to Great Britain after the war because it would lose its ehipping superiority to the United Btates and "the hope of compensating IhemselvBs from tlio German fleet, which still has to bo conquered, will nurely he adequate comfttrt only for the very imaginative Brl|ishers." Very Boastful. Contending that technique a"nd inventive genius, which already had fcelped the Germans over heavy ob-Btacles, would still help them, Herr Von Payer said, and continued: "If we Jack cotton and oils, our en-iemles lack coal. Food Is scarce here �nd there, but already things have pro-5>nbly turned In our favor. In the east, .Ihe^ world is again dpon to us for a food supply; while our enemies' sup-iplles o� foodstuffs and raw materials Kive preoedenco to the front's call for Aiperlca's armies an'd their provisioning," The speaker sajd that tho aormans have only to see that the war contln-iie.q to be waged in a fpreign." country, that the Germans are fighting for their lives and their homes and that tho enmles' only lione is that tho Oer-mans will collapse Inwardly sooner than they. Mo assertfld that the eno-jny attempts to sow discord were un-.�.vaillng ,and that the Gertnans were strong enough to reach a decision in i)ur "differences of opinion regarding 6C!onomic powers and protectionul right, even down to the food question." He urged the-jiecesslly of the Germans holding together in the hour of danger and said that disappointed hopes must be prevented, justified hopes fulfilled and actually � existing wrongs radressed. Regarding the Prussian suffrage bill, which ho considered of prime' importance, ho aaid that "it is no longer Prussian, hut eminently a German question," and on its f*tllTSe'ftfen in Coalhurst 'recenjUy,;;Pe,te Chriatelino. Pete Chls-i ter arfd"ibe Vdlnry. They were first brought up under the Inland Revenue act, but the case was dismissed. The provincial police then brought them up under section 24 oE the Alberta Liquor act, but the lawyers for the m^n. Palmer and Harris, contended that a second charge could not be laid. This contention was. defeated this afternoon and Magistrate Irwin fined the men each $40 and costs. This means that the police hav� been upheld in their efforts to stamp out the raisin .wine business. It is the most dangerous kind of stuff for it analyses all the way ffom 10 to 19 per 'cent, alcohol, and has a kick like a "Jack Johnston." It makes madmen of human being.s, and is liable to instigate the most terrible crimes, according to the police. Beland Tonight Hon. Dr. Beland speaks tonight in Wissley church. The distinguished flentlennan-will arrive on the" ^raftef.noon trairt' fpdm.Calgai^.' th^ meeting tonight W. A. Buchanan, M.P., v�lll be chairman. A program has been arranged, which will include songe by Mr. Geo. Fleming and Mrs. Hugh.Crayvford, and piano'solo by Clau. Brynri, Innlsfall, Alta.; C. Bnrns, Calgary. r. '. I � - ,...... . � : if equal suffrage does not issue from tho committee ot the upper house the government will proceed, to dissolution." ' .. � , Herr Von Payer.consiaereil lliat the present terrible struffgle would' not end with a peace of the customary character. A vatre glance at the state of the complete exhaustion of the world excludes such a- posslblilty, he said. "In former peac6 ^negjtialloiis." he A CONFERENCE OF MINERS, OFFICIALS AH Miners Must Stay at Work Till Conference Held- Dist. 18 Officers Go [ARE Alberta Troops Engaged in Gallant Pefensive - Quebec Troop^' Fine Raid. (By J. F. B. Livesay. Canadian , Press'^Corre-spondent). With the Canadian Forces in the Field, Sept. 13.-li: enemy did not hold for long the bridgehead he established the night before last, this side of the-Nord tana! at Sauchy-Cauchy. Quebec troops raided thisv post last night and not ouly drove ibe enemy Ucross the canal, but carried the attack into hi. Beney, Heudicoiirt and the Bois-de-Thiacourt. If these places I'eally have been captured, the neck of the St. Mihiel salient has be^n narrowed to less than six miles and if the ^wo German divisions reported last night to be in the salient still are there it is decidedly improbable that they will be able to get away. Gen. Pershing's troops have so far captured 9,500 prisoiiers and have taken 60 German guns. The Germans are blowing up the ammunition dumps at Hattonville and Domboujt. On the west side of the St. Mihiel salient, where the country is much more difficult and where the German resistance has been more determined, the Americans have made an advance of three miles on a twelve mile iront. , ...... SALIENT REDUCED PARIS, Sept. 13.-(1:40 p.m.)-The St. Mihiel salient, K la under-stood, has been reduced. The censor will not permit the pubiiaatlon of the names of the towns and villages forming the present American line in St, Mihiel sector. i GERMAN ATTACKS FAILED LONDON, Sept. 13.-German troops last night delivered an attSck, with the co-operation of. airplanes, on the town of Havrincourt, southwest of Cambrai, recently taken by the British. The attack was repulsed with great loss. The British have gained possession of Holnon wood, A German attack opposite Moeuvres, west of Cambrai, failed com. '. pletely. British troops have captured the town of Jeancourt, in the St. Quentin sector, north ,of .Vermand.. In Flanders, the British made progress, pushing ahead of Auchy, in the La Bassee region.' ' Farther south, Marshal .Haig's forces occupied St, Quentin wood. \ MAKING RAPID PROGRESS \ LONDON, Sept. 13.-The Americans t^is morning were making rapid progress in the continuation of their drive. German prisoners' say the American attack was expected but that it was delivered so rapidly that they had no time to put up a stuljborn resistance when they were ordered to do so. Pannes,. which was eoer-etlcally defended by the Germans, was easily captured by the Americana. The Americans are reported to have captured Vignuellee, 7(4 milea north of Xivray, through wliich the former line ran. " PASS ALL OBJECTIVES WITH THE AMERICAN ARMY IN LORRAINE, Sept. 13.-(1 p.m.) _(By the Associated Press)-Gen. Pershing's troops continued their steady advance against the St. Mihiel salient throughout the night. They reached and even passed the objectives set for them. Prisoners continue to pour in. GERMAN TERMS. Copenhagen, Sept. 12.-That Germany might restore. Belgium without conditions or indemnities in case'no other country would be better situated . as regards Bel-glum than Germany, was the belief , expressed today by Friederich Von Payer, tiie imperial vice chancellor of Germany, In a speech de-J[lveredjt9t!ay. at Stuttgart, BRITISH KEEP ADVANCING With the British Forces In France, S�pt. 13.-British forces In their advance yesterday, in the Havrincourt section, southwest of Cambrai, penetrated the German positions in some places to a depth of 2,000 yards. FRENCH TAKE SAW Paris, Sept. 13.-The American attack in the region of St. Mihiel is continuing successful, the. French war office announced today- ' On the battlefront of St. Quentin, French troops have captured the town of Savy. ITALIANS DRIVE ENEMY OFF Rome, Sept. 13.-Italian troops have penetrated the Austro-Hun-garian positions at Pramaggiore, the Italian war office announced today. An enemy assaulting party on Monte Asolone waa put to> flight. GERMANS SUFFERED KeAVILY London, Sept. 13.-The text of the British official statement reada as follows: "Yesterday, English troopa gained poBs:esslon of Holnon wood.' drlVlPa the. enemy fre.m thc.Joca!!'.. ties in which he offered resistance. "Further north, our line haa been advanced to the east of the village of Jeancourt, which Is In : our hands. "In the course of the evening� ' strong hostile forces, a squadron of low flying airplanes, attacked our new positions at Hav- ' rincourt and were repulsed, with great loss. "Opposite .Moauvres, hostile Infantry assembling for a counterattack were observed and subjected to a heavy and accurate fire by our artillery. "The attack which developed subsequently was completely unsuccessful, the few Germans who reached our positions being killed OP taken prisoner. , Baker Watched Battle ^ American Army Headquarters, Sept. 13.-The offensive on; the western' front is for thefirstflniedominatingly American with the f'rench co-operati ing. Newton D. Baker; the American secretary of war, with several other notables. (Witnessed the;betnnhing of the' battle from the vantage point ot/a French fort Close behind the middl*'-p�: the -llne^"_ ' .J^ " ^ 32 ;