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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - September 20, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta THE LETHBRIDGE DAILY l^IERALD PAGE FIVE British Open New Drive in Palestine; 3,000 Turks Are Talcen^ Progress in France London, Seat; 20.-(7:10 p.m.) -Brltlih forces In Palcotine under command of Gsn. Allenby, at- -tacked the Turkish positions on a front of H miles on Sept. 19. The British broke throuflh the Turkish lines between Rafat and the sea and pusried forward for a distance of ,12 miles. Three thousand^Turks .were taken prisoners. The main Turkish forces in Palestine are now being closely pursued by the British. Steady Thrusts With the Brlttsli Forces' in Kraiico, Sopt, 20.-Stea'dy llirustH mude by tlie victorious British divisions on thn bat-tlefront northwest of St. Quentin gave them additional grouiul during the night. No heavy attactts wevo made, but the obstinate German machine gunners yielded a number of prisoners'and the exhaustejl enemy forces sheltered in, the Hlndenb^rg main defenses were given lip,rest. On the right, near the junction o� the altieiti armies, Knglisli and Scottish troops cofnpleted the clearance of Jloluon village and the nests and redoubts adjolniiTg, which had given considerable trouble to tlie French. The British troops swept the come-lory at Fresnoy free of machine guns. Orlcourt, a village one mile east of /Ifresnoy. which had been strongly de tended hy rcaBon ot a network of old British. trenches, was kept ...under _ destrutitive Are during the night. Tl^� AUBtTalians north of Fresnoy contin- ued thft-exploration o� the Hludenburg outpost systom, which tliey had stormed along the {root of their first and fourth divisions^ Restores Lines The recapture of Moouvro.s last night completely restores the British line in that section of the Canal du Nord. The Germans fought very hard for the village. Moeuvres is a solid mass ot trenches and dugouts covering a square mile ot ground. It is thfe junction of Ihc main and support llindenburg line and is tjie most difticult obstacle which the British have encountered anywiiere in that system. The enemy regards it as the Icey to the position north ot Havrln-court. Few prisoners were taken. In addition to the guns already reported captured, the British have taken two four-inch howitzers abandoned by the Germans on Thursday and two Held guns left behind yesterday affternoon. The occupation of the series of I'e-doubt.q around the Malasiz farm was accomplished in the face of stiff resistance. This throws the British line nearer the St. Quentin canal at Vend-huDle. On the battlefront between Villers-Guisl.ain and the defenses of St. to certain bridges he Is maintaining, but which are kept under constant artillery fire. Thoi back areas east ot the canal are now being ranged to a deadly accuracy, as for the first time complete observation is secured over u wide sti'etch. pf country betw!een the canal and St. Quentin. The highroads and the railway tines can be shelled without .depending upon the airplanes for registering the li'ts. The German batteries were unusually quiet today after maintaining a vigorous bombardment throughout the early part of the battle. According to prisonerii, the guna wore shifted back when it became clear to the high command that the three ridges west of the Hindenburg main defense had been lost. f German Report. Berlin, Via London, Sept. 20.- Strong Bi#tish counter-attacks against Gouzeaucourt and Epehy Tiiursday were r.epulsed, says the official statement from German general headquar-ter.s today. Extend Their Front London, Sept. 20.-In Macedonia, the Serbians have extended their front westward to the Cerna river and it is now 25 miles wide. The total depth Beecham's Pills vM rapidly improve your comiilexionbyarbiisingtlM livw and putting stomach and blood in good order. mm TONIGHT AND TOMORROW Jack Pickford IN........ 'Hack and Tom � SEQUEL TO TOM SAWYER' CLAYED IN THIS TIME THEATRE SOME AGO 'WATCH YOUR NEIGHBOR' ANOTHER OF THOSE EXTREMELY FUNNY PARAMOUNT-8ENNETT COMEDIES Quentin only three fortified villages roJ of the advance is lH to 17 miles, mained in German hands on the section of the Hindenburg system. ThosQ villases are Villers-Guislaln, Pontreut and Fayet. The enemy is still defending some small copses and farms, which arc welded into the outlying portions ot his main line of resistance. The Raglish county troops which took Ronssoy with more than 600 prisoners, completed the clearance of Lempire, a neighboring village a mile to the north. The Germans w^edged in ravines and fragments bf old ditches and quarries between Lempire and Villers-Guislain, still hold fairly strong positions beyond the limit set tor the British advance, but they have not attempted any elaborate counter-attack since the complete breakdown of their big assault on Thursday night. The pritish line covering Gauche wood was completely restored after local attempt to regain the eastern face of the wood. Fresh prisoners taken during the night state ihe German losses since Thursday have been extremely heavy, especially between Gouzeaucourt. and Moeuvres. Dead Lie In Masses The dead are lying in Inasses In some places. Three hundred bodies were counted in one small section of trenches taken by the English infantry. The enemy's troubles are intensified by the necessity of moving nearly all of his troops across the canal on bridges. He is restricting these movements |,POIEirRERUL-RtvaiM�Hf Miter. | ANTKEPTiC-Slopi blort-miHi. SOOTHDIG-Eiit ftia tut saartiai. etc. PURE-Best lor babi't ratliet HEALS III *tte$. 50c hox-All Jealen. , TONIGHT HARRY CAREY in "MAN OR BEAST" It's a Crackerjack NUESriC-NEXT MONDIW, SEPTEMBEH 23 , ONE KlIGHT - WITNAMIUnMyATMMPHnil- JOLDIER Book By J.IORCH BABER � � MUSIC BYOHER GREAT NEW YORKCASF-oBIG CHORUS SEE THIS SHOW VVHATCVER YOU DO. Prices ........$1.5�, $1.00, 7&, 50c Seat Sale Opens Thursday a.m. at Theatre Box Office SEATS NOW SELLING Five thousand prisoners and SO guns have been captured. Australian Advances. ' With the British Forces in France, Sept. 2,0.-(Associated Press^)-^Australian troops today continued their penetratfon of the Hindenburg system and are now two-thirds ot a mile from Bellenglise, four miles northwest of St. Quentin. A Hard Fight British Front in France, Sept. 20.- Lempire was captured by the British after a hard fight. The enemy to the south of Viliers-Gulslain contested the advance fiercely and the losses to the defending forces here were tremendous. The British got through Vavi-celette farm, west vof �Vlllei-s-Guis]aiu,i without much trouble ,hut quickly ran into a German counter-attack. Hand-to-Hand The advance forces clashed in the open and a hand-to-hand struggle eil-sued with rifle and bayonet. The Oer-inans were completely sibashed and the ground was strewn with their dead. A further British advance' was assisted by a novel innovation In the way of machine gun barrages. Two hundred and fifty rapid flrers were brought up and concentrated. These guns opened a terrific fire during which one ot them fired 25,000 rounds of ammunition into ^the German de-fenses. The enemy was absolutely overwhelmed. Those upon whom it swept could lieither retreat nor advance and large numbers .'surrendered, but the Casualties were great. In one small place, for example, 300 dead later were found. In Gauche wood, the Germans had four British tanks, v^hlch they had previously captured. These tanks were used as machine gun fortresses and held up for hours before being taken. Later in the afternoon, the Germans opened a heavy attack between Havriu-court and Villers-Guislain, with the dth German division. This assault was directed not only^t the British,'who were engaged in x.esterday'a operations, hut against positions a little farther t6 the north, which thf British had taken in the past few days. The attack succeeded in rolling the British hack somewhat on the left^ hut this ground was quickly regained in a counter-attack and the Germans were everywhere repulsed with heavy Josses. Th^fef Day's War Summary (By the Associated Press). BTIITISH and French troops are making further progress in the envelop-ijient ot Sl. Quentin. The German resistance continues stubborn and battles are taking place along a front of more than 20 mllcB from south of St. Quentin to west of Cambral. . ON NORTHERN FRONT In the north, the British are pushing toward Lecatelot and have advanced a mile nearer the tov/n on the west, capturing an Important farm petition between Epehy and Lempire. South ot this point; the Australians are east of the positions of the Hindenburg line and the steady progress ot the Britisii threaten the main defenses of the line all the way from Lempire to St. Quentin. West of Cainbrai, whore the Germans met with a serious repulse In an atlempt to check the Britsh operations In the soufh. Field Marshal Halg ha.-gorgeous costumes, elaborate stage settings, nWelties that are new and effective and an excellent cast supported by a bewitching beauty chorus, who present the many stage pictures that make a show a success. The many novel features offered in "My Soldier Girl" break right from the rise of the curtain when a gorgeous stage setting shows the Follies production on the root of the New York theatre, with a grand illumination of New York City' in the distance. In rapid succession follows the novelty "Flirtation Walk.U an illuminated run-board extending out into the audience where clever dances are introduced by bewitching beautlesf the aerial flight, girls'^ aviation corps, the aviation field, at -Miami, Florida, novel drills and -dance ensembles, the "pony" bal let fj-om the roof o( the New York theatre, and the last scene in this big military spectacle presents a tableaux of a battle field "Somewhere in Prance," deleting its terrible desolation. This scene dlssolvesf to Liberty Forever, presenting a timely and inspiring military finale. There are some twenty big song successes, among which "My Soldier Girl," "Just For You," "Jasper's Ragtime Band," "take Mc Home With You," and "I'd Feel at Home if They'd I^et Me' Join the Army," are the big hits. Recnilts A few more recruits are now required for DRAFT APPLY AT ONCE R.N.W.M. Police Barracks Schedule of Classes for Fall and Winter Special Juniors .............. Gym. 9.30 to 10.15, Pool to 10.45 The Regular Juniors Class, Tuesdays and Saturday* Gymn. 10.15........................................... Saturday* Gym. 4.30 .....,...................................... Tuesdays Intermediates, Tuesdays and Fridays.....7.30 to 8.30 p.m. (15 to 17 years, Inclusive) Intermediates, Boxing and Wrestling........9.00 to 10.00 Friday* (For boy,a 15 to 17 years, inclusive) Seniors, Mondays and Thursdays ............ 7.30 to 8.30 p.m. Seniors, Boxing and Wrestling........... 9.00 to 10.00, Mondays Business Men's Class, Fridays................. 5.00 to 6.00 p.tn* SCHEDULE OF FREE JUNIOR CLASSES WILL BE PUBLISHED NEXT WEEK and those Classes will be open on and after Monday, September,. 30th. In the meantime boys for such classes will be required to apply to the Secretary for enrolment. Boys for the Intermediate Classes and Men for Senior Classes are urged to Join up as early as possible and get in form. 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