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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - September 14, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 14,1918 THE LETHBRIDOE DAILY ITCP>.?^T> PAGE nVE French Launch Offensive at St. Gpbain Positions; T|ike Prisoners; Yanks Advance Loudon, Sept. 14. -The British forces captiirnrt iiioro than 1,500 Gor-mum when they took the towns of Havrincoiirt and Frescourt on Thurs- (Associated Press). Marslial Poch has launched an ot fensive movement which seems malh ly to be aimed at the St. Gobain massif, guarding the Geripan citadel ot lyaon. The French tills morning attacked on both sides of the river Allette and In the region ot the Aisne to tlie south and southeast. Gen. Petain's troops started with a rush which took them into the German ilnes at points for a distance of one to two miles. Prisoners began coming back rapidlj', 1,800 having been taken by one division ot the line alone at an early houi-. The French pressure seemed to ho very effective south ot the Allette, where they captured the important Jielght of Mont clea Singes and the towns of Allemont and Sancy. Their advance here thfeatens the right flank ot the Chemln-des-Dames. This movement also represents a further closing in on the St. Gobain massif, whicii is accentuated by progress north bt'tlie Allette, v/bere the Frencli are working into tlio upper forest o� Coucy, boj'ond the former German line. On the Aisne front, the French progress likewise was reported aatisfactory. ' On the British front, Marshal Haig's forces appear to have been mainly occupied in beating oft renewed German attacks on the important ground recently won from the enemy. All these' Gorman attempts, whlcIi wero^ very persistent at Gouzeaucourt and Hav-rincourt, wore unsuccessful. The British have made progress northwest ot St. Quentin, where their lines now n|i east of Jeancourt. In Flanders, British forces have occupied the town of Auchy-Ies-Ea Bassee, only u little more than a mile from the town of La Basaee. Re-adjust Lines L,ondon, Sept. 14.-North of the old St. Mihiel salient, tiie Germans are readjusting their lines. In the neighborhood of Chatillon, six miles northwest of Presnes, the enemy is retiring and French patrols .are in touch with him. The Germans have gone back tor a distance of one to two miles at this point. It is pointed out that any advance made by th(? French to the north ot tlie Allette river will seriously affect the St. Gohaln massif. With Despatch London, Sept. 14.-The American first army has carried out with the utmost despatch the,Initial task assigned to It. This task was the levelling ot the famous St. Mihiel salient in Lorraine and in a little more than 24 hours, not alone had the work been accomplished, but Gen. Pershing had all the important towns, villagea and strategic positions in the sector within their hands and were standing on the banks of the Moselle river at Pagny looking across the stream into German territory. And the southern oute fortifications ot Metz, the great Ger-jnan Btronghold in Lorraine, were only four miles distant. No leas than 13,300 Germans had heon counted so far and many guns and machine guns and tons and tons St ammunition and other war stores were In American hands. American Prlioners. With the AmerJcah Army in I'rance, 6ept. 13.-The prisoners taken by the Americans have come from � seven German ..divisions,' among them men from the landwehr and landsturra. The Auatro-Hungarians made prisoners came from t,he :92nd, IflOth, I25tti. 22Gth and 235th regiments. The prisoners assert that the casualties re-gnltlng from the American tire were very heavy. Among the captiveswere numerous offlcer.s, who freely crltl-clsied the high command tor what they termed had judgment, British Gains. London, Sept. 13.~Northwest of St. Quentin, the British.have gained additional ground around Vermand and Jeancourt and, in the region of La Bassee, Jiaye made further progi'esa, according to the official communication Issued tonight. In the latter region, territory givitg the British a wide range over the outlying districts has been reported. German Statement Berlin, Sept. 14.- (via X^ondon)- Advances made by both the 'German and enemy forces In the Canal du Nord sector yesterday led to violent fighting at Moeuvres and Havrin-court, says the official statement issued today by the German army headquarters. Between the Lorraine hills and the Moselle river tiie day passed with moderate activity, the statement adds. The enemy did not continue his. attacks. East of Combres and northwest of Thiaucourt, the enemy/ felt his way toward the German line. The text reads: "Northwest ot Bixschoote we made prisoners during the repulse of par Hal attacks by the enemy. "In the canal sector our and enemy advances led to violent fighting at Moeuvres and Havrlncourt. Partial enemy attacks at Gouzeaucourt, north of Vermand and on both sides ot the 1-iani-St. Quentin road were repulsed. General attacks by the enemy be tween the Allette and the Aisne, after strong artillery preparation, failed in front of our lines. In the evening, Kast Prussians repelled fresh at tacks. "There was artillery activity between the Aisne and the Vesle. South of Ornes and on the Verdun-Etaln road, the enemy was repulsed." Britis'h Official London. Sept. 14.~The text of the British official statement reads: "The number of prisoners captur c'd by us in the operations carried out by thp Third army with complete sue cess in the Havrlncourt and Trescault sector on the 12th exceeds 1300. "As the result of the progress made by our troops northwest of St. Quentin. our line has been established to the east of the villagea of Bihiecpurt and Jeancourt. During the past 24 hours the enemy has made several determined but unsuccessful attempts to recover the positions captured by us ,in the neighborhood of Gouzeaucourt and Havrimjourt. "Yesterday, a strong hostile attack In which the enemy ..employed .Hame thro>wers was repulsed with heavy losses south ot Gouzeaucourt. We secured several p/lsoners. "At Havrlncourt, the enemy attacked yesterday morning in force, under cover of a heavy artillery bombardment r.nd penetrated the eastern portion ot the village. After hard fighting the attack from the German infantry was driven off and bur positions were restored, i "North of Havrlncourt, we advanced slightly between the village arid the canal. In the evening tiie enemy at tacked east of Tre'scault and gained a footing In our trenches, but was driven out immediately, - leaving a number ot dead in front of bur line. "During the night, a strong bomb ing attack In which liquid 'fire was employed- was made against our positions northwest of Gouzeaucourt. After forcing our advanced posts to withdraw,'this attack also was successfully beaten off. '.'Local fighting took place yestor-dsiy in the Moeuvres sectbr without material change In the situation. During the night, the enemy attacked south of Moeuvres and was repulsed. We established a new post during the night along the west bank of the Canal du Nord and in the neighborhood of Canchy. "In the La Bassee region, we have occupied Anchy-les-La Bassee." People's Forum A VETERANS' PARK Editor Lethbrldgo Dally Herald: Sir,-Among the various problems of the day, is one that may have perplexed quite a large proportion of our population, i.e., a fitting memorial to our glorious dead. Now the way that the G.W.V.A. in Medicine Hat have solved the problem is peculiarly appropriate, inasmuch as they have dStS!d6 : : : : : > ? > ? � ? ? : ? : ? : ? ? ? ? : ? Canada's Greeting Upon His Return From Europe (By J. W. Bengough in Canadian Home Journal) Little Bateese, go on de garden now, And pick de flower p'hre w'to and bring to me, Dat's for put on de hotton-'olo for show Docteur Beland is 'orae from 'croaa de sea. Pick de w'te flower, dat's matbh de soul of 'iin In all de year 'e suffer grief and pain. Weeping de bitter tear till eye is dim For. bride dat's die, 'e will not see ' again. W'te flower-dat's like de love de doo-teur show De poor Belgiquo w'en she is trample down; * Not try for ron Hway from derc, Oh, no! But, lak de hero, stay for face de Hun. W'te tlowoi'-dat's tell- de story how he look W'en he Is prisoner of de .brute de Bosche, Lak' ro�e dat's 'raong de ogly blisters took- I go and fight doee devif, too, ba hoah! De w'te flower on my > botton-'ole, dat's prayer De bon Dieu bless you always, chere Beland, And w'en Quebec boy 'e get over dere 'E'll settle COse Boache, you undevst'dn^.I lliu balvatibn Army at the Front 800 NTE AFFEGIE Montreal. Sept. 14,--Ab8ut 800 men are affected in the wage increase tor tile C.P.R. telegraphers. The representatives of the telegraphers' union receiitly appealed to the board for better terms than were accorded them by a buuvd of coiiriiia-tion iffhich. considered their demands. The award announced today, increases the wage addition and other concessions granted the men by the conciliation board. The men asked that morse and automatic telegraphers in the service "of the Canadian Pacific he placed upon the same rating. The board increased the rates tor the automatic operators, but did not put them on a parity with the morse operators. Inclusion of sub-chiefs within the wage scale and also the right to organize was asked for. The board decided thaJ^ub-chiefs had the right to join the nnion and ordered that the wage schedule should include all such chiefs who did not have to liire or discipline employees. The e'.?ht-hour day instead ot eight and a halt hours was grunted at all day offices where two or more men are employed. The board decided that the hours of labor now shall be; eight hours for day work; seven and a half hours for night; split or swing or tricks; and seven for late night operators starting work at eight or after. Overtime is to bk computed at the rate of time and a half, instead of on the basis of a seven hour day as heretofore. The board gave overtime accruing within eight hours of service, to be paid prorata, in the larger offices and nine hours in one-man stations, to be paid tor at time and a half. In connection with the rates for fixed percentages in the offices the company proposed new rates of $131.75, 1123.00 and $119.00 a month in the west. The men asked for $131.75. $127.50 and $12.25, the board awarded $127.50 ana $123.25, the board awarded $131.75, $126.75 and 1121.75. R. B. Angus, >Iontreal. Director of C. P. R. Who la in the west with Lord Shaughnessy For tho eastern offices, the company proposed $123.7.5, $112,50 and $98.60, the men asked $123.25, $119.00 and $112.75. Tho board gave $123.25, $117.-60 and $l(n).08. The men alsd asked for $90 a month minimum for all Morse operators for larger relay offices. The company left this question open to the l)oar(i, which established it at $85.00 a month. The board further established the rate for automatic operators at $75.00 a month, as a minimum and $85,00 after one year's service. The new wage schedule is effective as from May 1, the new rules governing overtime and hours of service coming into effect on October 1. The men have accepted the- award and agree to work until May 1 next. What the Press Agents Say AT THE MAJESTIC The king bee of high class entertainers. Dr. Zell Hunt, comes to the Majestic theatre for one week starting on Monday night. .Assisted by Miss Nolle Burke, a clairvoyant of extraordinary ability. Dr. Hunt gives a most Instructive and entertaining demonstration of the marvels of modern hypnotism and scientific mental telepathy. He uses no paraphernalia of any kind, but simply relies upon his magnetic personality to a