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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - September 19, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta THURSDAY, SEPTEMbIlR 19, 1918 THE LETHBnroGE DAILY HERALD PAGE FIVE BRITIS OLD POSTS OVERtOOlG m NO OLD HINOENBURG lis with tho British Forces in [france, 6opt. 10.-An aBsault delivered by Lho AuBtrallans at 11 o'clock last night In the centre of the Villeret sector torced tho fltubbornly resisting Germans to pull back from their advanced line to strongly fortified detenaes in tho rear. Furious enemy counter-attacks de-Itvered .at numerous places along the line later yesterday resulted In-Sanguinary fighting. In every case the Germans were thrown back and their louses were exceedingly heavy. More than 380 prisoners, "inohiding 13 officers, ware taken hy the British MAJESTIC ONE NIGHT ONLY Next Mon., Sept. 23rd LE COMTE & FLESHER 4?resent The. Gorgeous Spectacle . With Military Atmosphere A SHOVy OF NOVELTIES GIRL SMART, \ SWIFT and SAUCY CAST ,A Glittering Whirl of Costumes and Scenery FEATURES New York-.llluniimited Girls' ATiation. Ooppa � An Aerial Flight Flirtation Walk Bewitching Beauties from the N. Y. Koof In Novel Drills and Dances. Tableaux-Battlefield "Somewhere in Prance" BRIGADE OF GIRLS Pricei . $1.50. $1.00, 75c, 50c Seats Now Selling � in the midnlKhl fighting. In addition to capturing 40 guns, the British took many machine guns and trench mortars. A most portentlous . counter-attack came Just before dusk in the region southeast of Havrincourt, a llttlo north of the main battle front. Here the Germans threw In six dl visions, supported by 40 batteries. They were completely repulsed and their casualties were extremely h���t-Warm Welcome to Tre�p� Toklo, Sept. 10.-(DeUyefJ).-A contingent of Japanese cavalry, together with troops belonging to the commiind of Gen. Semenoff, the Cossack leader, entered the town of Tchlta, in the trans-Baikal, on SejJC 6.-The arriving troops were enthusiaatlcally. welcomed. Varied Opposition. , The opposition to the British assault varied. At many points the en omy fought to the last ditch, while at others, he surrendered freely. The moral effect of the British tanks Hi Last time Tonight BESSIE LOVE IN "How Could You Caroline" Friday^ and Saturday JESSE L. LASKY PRESENTS JACKPICKFORD , IN "HUCK AND TOM" ALSO MACK SENNE-fT COMEfiY "WATCH YOUR NEIGHBORS" Tonight & Tomorrow EMPRESS William Famiim in ' "ROUGH ^ READY" was very great. Numbers of greycoats siirrondGred on sight of them, before tlie land dreadnaughts fired a shot. . It was late in the afternoon .before the Germans hegan to make serlAus counter-attacks. Then all tjneir aTail-'able artillery was thrown aji(aln�t strong points with the greatest determination. Repeated attacks were made again'st Qauche wood. All these wSre shattered by the British. A haayy thrust from Villers-Gauslain was thrown back with severe punishment to the enemy, as was another effort near Hargicourt. Wednesday's attacks secured to the British all tho important observation points looking over the Mlndenburg system as well as a hold on the advanced Hlndeub.urg line in the centre. Blame Losaes on Tank* Amsterdam, Sept. 19.-The Frankfort Zeitung's correspondent telegraphs the following under date-nf Sept. 16: "The Franco-American attack at St. Mlliiel ia now seen to have been a carefully planned undertaking of considerable magnitude. The number of attacking oiiemy divisions is not yet known for certain, but we know that our losses in prisoners were due to the extensive use by the enemy of tanks. More'than 1,000 irmore^ cars of all sizes participated. "One of our divisions counted in its sector aldne 60 large and 40 small tanks. Troolps who bold out stoutly in their positions are always liable to be surrounded by this mobile arm." Germany on Defeneive With the American Forces in Lorraine, Sept. 19.-(Associated Press).- Bntrenched in the second line of the Hindanburg system, the Germans along the front southwest of Metz appear to have accepted the new situation. ~ The tactics they are employing are wholly defensive ones. The Germans are carrying out a halt-hearted.and seeming perfunctory bbtabardmeht of the Franco-American lines. Kven challenges by patrois are refused by the enemy, except where a conflict is inevitable. Berlin Report. Berlin, Via London, Sept, 19.-^Af-ter fluctuating fighting on the front between Gouzeaucourt and Hargicourt yesterday, says today's war office report the towns of Epehy and Ronssoy remained in th^ enemy's hands. Further south, the German positions were penetrated by the Australians, but after hard fighting the latter were brought to a halt west of Bellecourt and BeUlngis. French Cormnand Ridge. , . With the French Army in Prance, Sept., 19.-Gen. Mahgin's army attacked along the front northeast of Sols-sons today ai)d captured the Colombes farm on the plateau just east of Sancy and south of the point where the Cheniln des Dames branches off from the road leading from Soissbns to Laon. A strong counter attack led by grenadiers of the Prnissian Guard was repulsed by the -French, who drove iixe enemy back of the road leading from the plateau of Ange-Ga^diene td the Colombes farm. This road is less than one-half mile from the Chem-in-des-Dsimes.' This snocegf puts the French In possession of part of the Importajit plateau of Ango-Gardiene, which commands the ridge along which runs 'the famous "ladies* way" for a considerable distance. It also drives deeper the wedge south of the Hindenburg positions in the Str>Gobain region and facilitates operations in the direction of Pinon, which was held by ' the Fi-ench until the German offensive la'st May. The fighting in this region has been most severe during the past ;few days. A glimpse of the action around the Colombes farm obtained from' a posint giving a view of the ChenUn-des-Dames and Port Malmaison, as well as the plateau, to the south, on which the farm is s|tuated, gave an Idea: of the tremendous task Gen. Mangln's men have undertaken. The soldiers could be seen T)ounding from wiell hole to shell hole and from trench to trench. Prisoners are now complaining that they are frequently left in the front line to shift for themselves. Rarely do their officers stand by them when they a,re attacked, they .say. It. of ten' happens that machine gun crews are (prdered to hold positions and diBcover. some time afterward that the troops behind them have abandoned the field. 'Ilife Day's War Summary # (By the Aseoclated Prete) / THB BRITISH TROOPS In desperate fighting are plunging furlher Into , the Hindenburg line no�th of St. Quentln, while west of Cambral they hare withstood vicious counter-attacks. The enemy is making every effort to retain his positions on the .W-mllo front and to check the new allied moTement which threatens St. Quentln and Cambral. DESPERATE RESISTANCE Juat how serious was the menace to the security of thft Hindenburg lino by the British thrust north of St. Quentln is shown by the strong counterattacks the Germans have made against the British lines from Gou/.eaucourt to the Arras-Carabral road, thus extending the battlcline nearly 12 miles northward. On the front attacked Wednesday the British are pushing ahead BgainBt bitter reslBtance toward tho St. Quentin-Cambral highroad, railway and canal, three Important enemy defense lines. From Lempire to Pontruet the Gormana have been hurled from the forward lines of the Hindenburg position. The British at Lemplro are four miles from Lecalelet. and .within one mile of the highroad and the canal. On a short front west of St. Quontin the French are working steadily toward the town and are on the outskirts of Dallon, two miles from St. Quentin. German counter-attacks at Trescault and Moeuvres, southwest and west of Cambral, were preceded by an intense artillery activity. At these points tile Ge/mans were y.KrJed back with heavy losses. The enemy entered the British trenches a:t �;fme points, but was immediately ejected. -- BULGARIAN FLI;GHT The Bulgarian retreat from the Serbo-Greek border is reported to be in the nature of a flight and the enemy is burning stores and villages in his path. The allies have captured additional prisoners and war material, which have npt-yet been totalled. A score or more Serbian villages have been reconciuered and the Bulgarians, have been driven beyond Rasimbey, 6n the Cetna river, 15 miles southwest of Prllep, the Immediate objective. It is not unlikely that they will continue their retirement, at least to the important road running east and west through Prllep, Not only did the allies succeed in pressing tlie Bulgarians' back to the Prllep, but a complete re-adjustment in tho enemy lines In Macedonla'and Albania from the Adriatic to Salonika has been made Inevitable. v The British and French successes along the St. Quentin line show that Field Marshal Foch has pinned down large numbers of the enemy forces in widely separated parts of the line. The Germans are forced to man heavily their lines from Jefore Metz clear dowp through the Lorraine and Vosges sectors, iwhlle there is always a very real threat at his vital positions north of Laon. In the meantime, the line from Rhelms to Verdun alway.s presents Itself as an inviting field for an allied offensive. IN SIBERIA Reports from Moscow say that the Bolahevikl forces are retreating on the northern and southern fronts. On the north, they are being forced back by the entente allies, while the Czecho-Slovak armies along the Volga are also advancing. It is reported that the Czecho-Slovak forces have taken the city of Perm. Tho biggest and most sensational "feature sjiown ' since the I SpdUers:" Takes you back, to the days of the Yukon and, the blg-Klen-djfce^iiibld niiih, Dpnot miss It Also plenty of comedy. - . y 'iMERE SATURDi.Y-MARY MoLAREN IN. "THE MODEL'S CON-' " ;.v: - FE8SION"-ANOTHER BUMPER. ' . " ; . Edmonton, Sept. 19.-Miners In the employ of the Sturgeon Consolidated Collieries, operating the Bell mine at Mamayo, went on strike Wedneadby. About 40 men are included in the striker's' list and their demand is for an increase in wages of 20 cents a ton. The striKe is regarded as part of a movement for higher wages! for miners throughout the Edmonton, district, in which the Humberstdne,' Bush, Clover Bar, Twin City, McPeak and Dawson mines are already inrolred. A begin'ning having been made with a notice to the Humberstone company that Its employees want - a raise' figuring out to 33 per cent, bvar their present rates, It is antlo(0�ted that similar action will be taken in the case of other mines in the district and the strike is taken as indicating what is likely to beoonie a, general demattd in the ESamonton coal field. LABOR SITUATION IN ANTHRACITE FIELDS Washington, Sept. 19.-Normal conditions will prevail in the labor situation in the anthracite fields ^f Pennsylvania by tomorrow morning, according to reports to the fuel administration today from James B.. Neal, directer of production. U.S. PLANES MISSING. Washington, Sept. IS.-Five Afn.itrl-'can planes are missing aa a result of an attack by a superior German force during a bombing expedition in Lpr-raine, Gen. Pershing^ reported in yesterday's comminMealion, received tonight by the ^-5 (�partment. ' "HOCK AND TOM" At the'Starland theatre .Tac^k Pithe role he filled in the drama, has not diminished a jot although this is the only "Western" in which he has been seen for some time. The play has an excellent eupport-ing cast, commendable direction by Richard Stanton, beautiful natural settings out of doors as well as fine Interior views, y.nd photography of sterling quality. "Rough and Ready," will continue at the Empress tonight; Big feature, May McLaren in "The Model's Confession," Is coming. BANKER'S WIFE ADVISES LETHBRIDGE WOMEN I ' "I had stomach trouble so had I [^uld eat nothing but toast, fruit or hot water. Everything else soured or formed g*. I was miserable until I tried simple buckthorn bark, glycerine, etc., as mixed in Adler-i-ka. This helped me the FIRST DAY." Because Adler-i-ka flushes the ENTIRE bowel tract completely it relieves ANY CASH sour stomach, gas or constipation and prevents appendicitis. The INSTANT action is surprising.-J. D. Higinbotham & Co., Ltd., druggists.- Advertisement. ItWorks! Try It Tails how to loosen a sere, tsnder corn j(0 It lifts out without pain. � Good news spreads rapidly and druggists here are kept busy dispensing freezone the ether discovery of a Cincinnati man, which is said to loosen any corn so it lifts out with the flng^ era. Ask at any pharmacy tor a quarter, ounce of freezone, which will cost very little, but is said to be sufficient to rid one's feet of every hard or soft corn or callus. You apply just a few drops on the tender, aching oorn^ and Instantly the soreness ip relieved, and soon the corn is so shriveled that It lifts out without pain.i It is a sticky substance which drfes when applied and never inflames or even irritates the adjoining tissue. ' This discovery will prevent thou sands of deaths annually from lock-ja.w and � infections, heretofore resulting from the suicidal habit of cutting corns.-AdvertiBement,. . THE CANADIAN BANK OF COMMERCE SR EDMUND WALKER. C.V,0, LLD., D,C,L. Presidon K V. F. JONESk Au't Gtn'l lAtMtft SIR JOHN AtRD.Ccmnl Minnow V.CBROV/N, .Sup't of Ccntnl WcsMffl Branches Capital Paid Up. $l5.000.00aT RESERVE fund, . $13,500,000 TRAVELLERS* CHEQUES issued bythirSank, ore almost an essential to foreign traveL ^ They are readily convertible into the local ptirrency* Detailed information will will be given at any branch. ��w LetKbridge Branch ----- R. T. Biymner, Managei! Warner Branch - - - - - - J. H. S. Gordon, Manager lyiilk River Branch......J. V. Steele, Manager Bacon Hogs WanTed Millions of men in the trenches-scores of millions abroad and on this side-want Canadian Bacon. This world'-wide demand assures good prices for the hogs you can raise. \ Buy more brood sows-select registered stock-fatten mffre pigs. If you need money for any of these purposes, see the Manager. The Merchants Bank is always ready to make loans to progressive farmers. TH? M?RCtMNT5 BANK Head Office: Montreal.. OF CANADA. Established 1864. LETHBRIDGE BRANCH,   R. J. DINNING, M*Hni4�9 A PROMPT ATTENDANCE PLEASE "WADDINGTON SELLS WITHOUT RESERVE"' 8 ;