Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - September 26, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta
VOLUME XI. LETHDH1DGIS, ALBEHTA. TlII HSDAV, SKPTKMHEH 2(5. 1H1R NUMBER 24.1 J J J. L COTE a i French and Americans 1 Launch Offensive on Verdun-Rheims Front Succeeds (iaiiepy fit Provincial Secretary -Member Since 190!) rMmontmi. Sept. 'J''..- The retirement of linn. Wilfrid Gariepy from the government I'illllP as ;i complete surprise. Wiiiii- Ir- nave business reasons u.i the. explanation for retiring, many people are inclined in attribute. Ills rpRlmiiit ion to I hi' fact that in lb'-' shuttle, following the dir-appcarancp. of linn. W. ("rOBfl, he was removed | from (he important department uf minister of municipal affairs in tin1 rather iusigiiill''unf departmerit, of Provln-cial secretary. Mr. Gariepy is an able young nian and lie was generally con-sidercd an honest, dean typo of puh-]ic s-ervant. lie ttv.it. entered the Inn* Mature in IPI.'J and became a member ol' the cabinet in the Rimie .war. J. I.. Cote, M.P.P. for Grouard since 1 j:iint. Wounded - H. Clifton, Medicine Hut: It. I j. Strachan, iluttouford, AUa. Medical Service*. Dled-Pupl, T. I1*. Giahnm, address not stated. Cavalry. Germans report diet!-A. G. Conrad, Pincher Greek. Alta. * � f * * THE WEATHER High Low Forecast: warm. 1 * i � � t �> Fine and 87 36 moderately fr � I LONDON, Sept. 26.-The 4th Turkish army on the Palestine front is virtually surrounded in the region of the Jordan and faces annihilation by Gen. AUenby's forces, today's advices show. The total of prisoners already taken was increased today to 45,000. The annihilation of the Turkish 4th army, now noped for, would complete the cleaning up of the Turkish forces in Palestine, accounting for about 80,000 men. The precarious position of the 4th army may be seen from the fact that Arab cavalry and infantry are north of it, Arab and British forces east of it and British troops to the south. All these are pressing inward on the enemy, while the Jordan, with its crossing is in the hands of the allies. BRITISH OCCUPY TIBERUS AND AMMAN LODON, Sept. 26.-British troops operating in Palestine are extending their occupation about the sea of Galilee. They have occupied Tiberus and Semakh, on the borders of that sea and Es-Samra, it was officially announced today. Pushing on to the east of the Jordan, the British have occupied the town of Amman, on the Hedjaz railway. HIS KINGDOM INVADED PARJS, Sept. 26.-French and American troops began a joint attack this morning on the Champagne front and in the region beyond it on the east, today's war office statement announces. French and American troops attacked this morning on the Champagne front at five o'clock, according to a statement issued by the war office today. The statement says that the French attack was launched in the Champagne in co-operation with the American army which is attacking further to the east. Renewed German attacks north of the Aisnc have been repulsed. At one point, where the Germans gained a foot-hole! oVi the French positions/they were ejected by a count- CI*-3113clc FURTHER PROGRESS TOWARD ST. QUENTJN LONDON, Sept. 26.-Northwest of St. Quentin, British troops continued their pressure against the German defenses and have captured enemy strong points in the neighborhood of Selency and Gricouvt, Field Marshal Haig reported today. In Flanders, the British line has likewise been advanced, progress having been made in the sector north of La Bassee. WITH THE FRENCH ARMY IN FRANCE, Sept. 28.-(9:10 a.m.) - (By the Ateoeinted Preaa)-French troopa today attacked in the Cham-panpe in n thick fog after a period of artillery preparation, which terminated In an hour of meet Intence drum fire. The early indication* were that the attack wm progressing moat favorably. ETWEEN RHEIMS AND VERDUN The Franco-American attack on the Champagne front it the flra^ allied throat made on that sector since Marshal Foch assumed the initiative in July and is the logical result of the allied success in Pic-nrdy in driving the Germans back to the Hindenburg line from Ar* ras to Lnon. A drive northward In Champagne threatens the communication lines in the rear of the Hindenburg defense system, where the Germans are struggling to keep the British and French from breaking through. While the length of the front of attack is not disclosed, it is probable it extends a good part of the distance from Rheims to Verdun and probably beyond. Military critics have pointed out that the Champagne front was the logical place where an allied effort Intended to destroy the effectiveness of the Hindenburg line could be made. For some distanct east of Rheims, the terrain Is fairly level and open and an advance of some distance here would out-* flank Laon and possibly St. Quen-tin. More Important still, such an advance would sever the communication lines eastward from Laon, the pivot of the German defenses between Rheims and Ypres. An allied break-through might scpsrate the German forces In the west Into two groups. There has been ratSer lively raiding activity by both aides on the Champagne front in the lest two weeks and eome military commentators have felt that these were the forerunners of great activity. French Official. , Paris, Sept.. 26.-Tho test of the official Htattin.tmt iHfiuort nt the war office tonight rnads: "In tho ruRlou west, nf St. Qucntfn, ttui enemy made an attempt thin uf- temoon to drive our fom>s from !/- Kpino do Dallon. All lila assaults wore ropuUed. "nntween the Allotte and the Atone tho day was nmrlted by violent reactions by the enemy on tho plat ami of Moisy farm and in the vegion north of AUemant, where violunt combats took placo during the entire day. Tho enemy whs not able to recover the ground gained by ua during preceding days. He suffered heavy losses and left prisoners In our hands. On Macedonian Front. . "Eastern Theatre, Sept. 24.-In apitel of the arrival of new German troops the enemy continues his retreat towards the uorth, Strang: rearguard detachments are resisting strongly. "Northwest of Monasilr, on the left wing of the allied forces, wo have passed Prilep and advanced on the roads toward Krushovo, KJovhvo and Vales. "In the centre, Serbian force* have taken the massif of Popadija, to the British Troops Enter Territory of Bulgarians Near City of Kosturino LONDON, Sept. 26.-Serbian troops readied the outskirts of Ishtib, an important Bulgarian base, Tuesday, says a Serbian official statement dated Wednesday. Elsewhere cast of the Vardar the Serbians have made important gains. LONDON. Sept. 25.-Devel oprnents on the Macedonian KING FERDINAND OF BULGARIA No Security Under Turkish Rule Disposal of Prisoners a Probiem Hrttieh lioadquartors in Palestine. Sept. * -�5. - i Via Ix>r.iJon.>-Router's correspondent rabies: "A few hundred Turks loft li- hind at Haifa resisted our advaw(i.-< Macedonia, i- "Fresh dispositions made by Gon. Franchet O'lOsperey, who has passed through Prilep. justified the belief that there will be an energetic exploitation of tho great lnter-alliod victory in Macedonia," says Marcel Uulln. editor of the Echo de Parle. King Ferdinand of Bulgaria has ask. ed Gen. Mackonsen, who is now In Buchareet, to take the command of bis armies bo as to block the advance of the allies in old Serbia and pro-amy lu-isyrve Ilulgaria from iuvaslon, accord-Hoffular j fug to Information received bore from Switzerland. London, Sept. 26.-The Carman airdromes nt Buhl, 25 miles aouth-west of Karlsruhe and Kalseralau*. tern, between Matx and Mann* helm, have been bombed by the British Independent air force. It is officially announced today. Fighting took place during tha expedition, with the result that two enemy machines ware destroyed. Three of the British ma� chinea have not bean located. 1 (Additional War News on. Page Five) London. Sept. 20.-One result of the railway strike which tonight soomod in a fair way of settlement la likely to be the resignation of J. H. Thomas, M.P., secretary of the National Union of ttallwaymon, in donanco of whoso authority the strike was undertaken. Mr. Thomas declared "tonight that he would resign from the secretaryship tomorrow. "In view of tho challenge to my au- authority and leadership," he said, "I feel that my resignation la the only possible course. I have done my last sorviee to the railwaymon and believe I have saved thorn, but, having saved them I will seek other field* lor my lubor/ STRIKE STILL Nor/ Glasgow, X.S., Sept. 56.-C. A Magrath, fuel controller, who uccom panted by Mr. Uolton of the cost o living department, arrived last uif tu undertake a settlement ot the strike in the Plctou County coltlerM met- the operatives and the officials the coal company yesterday. Finall the fuel controller offered the opera tors an advance of 20 cent* an ho. the same rate of wages aa was accept ed by the Dominion Coal company' operatives in Cape Breton. Ha aJ proposed that the miners agree to tl appointment of a board of con".i)t&ti who would settle remaining dUfcro es. To all this, tho company'* r* seuluMve agreed, but tin minors lur ed bolli down, tluo b.uviug the alt Jt.ou UM-hun&ed.