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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - September 14, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta yOLUME XI. LETHBRIDGE, /XBERTAf* SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 1918 NUMBER 233i AREA M STEADY ADVANCE; NpW BRITISH GAINS HAD NOT INTENDED ALLIES TO Olf � 7 I Had 'Been in France Only Few Days-Ed. McDowell Is Yery 111 0EB8 GETS TEN YEARS :' Clevelaijd, OKiby Septji.14.-Eu; ''gene. W.:-.0�l>a-fi�tra*i> Mjt.tcnced tO. serve tin riv'ihe' W Vir- ginia peniterifiary on each of ih^e'jBpunit in the indictment by Federal. Jufige orc.''Westenliayer iiere-today. The, sentences will run''concurrently. Motion fot- a new trial waa overruled and an exception on belialf of the defendant waa allowed. A motion for the.arreat of the sentence waa also over-ruled. LONDON, Sept. 14.-r(Canadian Pwfss despatch from Reuler's)-Semi-official proof that the Germans had not intended to evacuate the St. Mihiel salient is that they did not employ the usual practice of removing the able-bodied population and destroying the town. The Franco-American attack was so swift that St. Mihiel was found intact and the troops had the happiness bf seeing the enthusiastic inhabit-ai^run to welcom them. The important tbwns of Verdun, Commercy. Toul and Nancy are no longer menaced. It will be surprising if the victory has not further important consequences. - o----. .-�r ' War Summary r(By the Associated Press). The Amaftcarts, after elimfnettog the St. Hililer salient', are continuing thelf Vadvance;/''Pagny" across the. Moselle a-lver from German terrl-' tor3r),,tUe,.ie'w front extends inyalmbBi-'l a strifglit^'llne to-tEe vicinity of Hat-' tonvlller'wliei'is It advances slightly toward the northwest to FremeB. This reduction of the front line from some 40 to 20 miles, places at the disposal of the allies an enormous force of men for future operations In this sector or on other fronts; Further straightening of the line is probable. The Americans at t2ifs stage of the drive have gained positions favorable tor a direct invasion of German territory, if suoh a course should be decided upon. Although tlie ifftportant German fortrosfe of Metz is ih no immediate danger, its outlying fortifications are within range of American heavy guns at Pagny. Metz itself furnishes an excellent target for allied airmen, who already have taken advantage of the opportunitif and dropped many bombs on railwa^ stations and military stores in the vicinity. With its strong protection, a frontal attack on Met^ would hardly be expected, but an outflanking movement by the Americans on the west by the French and Americans from the south would force the Germans to evacuate the fortress and the territory surrounding it. In their haste to get out of the salient with as little loss of men and military supplies as possible, the Germans left the railroad from Verdun to Commercy, Toul and Nancy virtually Intact. The capture of this railroad adds greatly to the facility of troop movements toward Verdun. In the first few hours of their operation as a distinct unit, the Americans have driven the enemy from some 30 villages, many strongly fortified positions prepared during the four years of their opcupatlon of.the salient and already have captured more than 20,000 prisoners and large quantities of guns and other military material. Prisoners are still'arriving at the rear and iTo'attempt has been made to estimate the quantity of enemy supplies captured. On other fronts, the allies continue their pressure against the German lines. Cambrai and'St. Quentin are in danger of being outflanked by the British and French. The fuel administration of Canada has appeaM. to the auto owners to mal 4> 4 4 � � *  �*�� LONDON, Sept. 14.-(Canadian Press despatch from Reuter's)-The French have attacked on both sides of the Ailette, between the Aisnelind the Vesle. They have advanced one and a half miles On an 11 mile front and have alread^; captured 1800 Rrisornei?s. ' - - - PARIS, Sept. 14.-Mjerman prisoners taken by^ Gen. Pershing's forces since the beginning of the Amepca,n offeri-;sive in the St. Mihiel sectoi^ on Thursday are said toitotal' 20,000../ -^-^'-^^^h^^ LONDON, Sept^ M.^TTie'mamixum depth of the ne\V positions taken by the American forces in the St. Mihiel sector is 13 miles from the former line. PARIS, Sept. 13.-r-(6:30 p.m.)-The Americans were progressing steadily throughout the afternoon in the St* Mihiel sectorc - A BRITISH CAPTURE LONDON, Sept. 14.-Field Marshal Haig's forces have occupied Auchy-les-La Bassee, in the Lys sector, according to an official announcement issued by the war office this morningi NEW FRENCH ATTACK STARTED LONDON, Sept. 13.-(1.30 p.m.)-(By Associated Press)-Qen. Persh-. Ing's troops In their operations in the St. Mihiel sector have ineraased the number of Gerrftans captured to 15,000. French troops began a new attack at dawn this morning on both sidea ' of the Ailette river and between the ri^vers Alsne and the Vesle. The attack of the French force? in the direction of the forest of Coucy at the southern end of-the St. Gobain massif, was progressihgi satisfactorily this morning.. South of the Ailette river, the French captured Mont Oeslages arid the villages of Allemont and Sanoy. The French also reached the edge^of the town of Vailly, on the Alsne. The French advanced for a distance of between one and two-miles on an eleven mile front. The attack was made by the French at five o'clock this morning. One division at an early hour had taken 1,000 prisoners, making a total of 1,800 Germans captured on that front alone. , In addition to the 15,000 Germans captured by the Americans in the , St. Mihiel sector, more prisoners are coming in. The inside of the pocket has not yet been cleared and It is expected that more guiis will be takenfl also endangars L-ao;i. Quiet on French Front 7 Paris, sept. 14,-=r-"From ihe' vVi^if^ French front, there Is noaingJtBjjP^^ port.," OQva' Vfirtnv'a rvtfirvt^''' meht. says' today's. :wiu:::'0�l^||^p^ 657?6?9670 ;