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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - September 27, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME XI. LETHBRIDGE? ALBERTA. FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 1918 NUMBER 244 BULGARS WANT PEACE BRITISH OPEN A NEW DRIVE-GERMANS LOSE 21,000'MEN Bulgarian Premier Makes Offer of Armistice to the Allies, Germany Reports Invasion of Bulgavia by Serbs From the West Only a Matter of Hours-Large Quantity of Munitions and Supplies Taken During the Drive. LONDON. Sept. 27.-In the successful continuance of their--drive northward, the Serbians have entered Ishtlb and-captured other important points, says the Serbian official statement of Thursday. A great number of Bulgarians and Germans havo been captured ly.lhe-Serbians, who also have taken enormous quantities of war materials. The Serbians are now west of the Ishtib-Veles road and have captured the height of Bogoslovets, south of the road. North of Demlrkapu, in the direction of the Bulgarian border, the Serbians have captured the ridge of Belikamen. Serbian cavalry has entered Kochana, 20 miles northeast of Ishtib, and 14 miles from the Bulgarian border southwest of the important railhead of Kustendil. The text of the statement reads. "Our troops yesterday (Wednesday) captured the very important point of Belikamen,'"north of Demlrkapu. On the same day we entered Ishtib. We have taken the Bogoslovets hill. This morning (Thursday) our cavalry, pursuing the enemy, entered Kochana. � y. ' "Our present line runs west of the Ishtib-Veles road. Fighting is In 'progress'before Veles. . / : . "A great number of additional Bulgarian'and German prisoners and' norrnous quantities of war materia) have fallen into'our hands." STRUMITZA^ALLS London, Sept.' 2/.-The British": forcis In the ^Macedonia sector baye captured the Bulgarian city, of Strumites. � ''-/*-.' ' - 'Announcement of .the capture was officially made thlo after^ noon. The text reads: "British troop3, preceded by yeomanry, entered Strumitza yesterday morning, while Anglo-Greek stormed the^ heights of the Belasch-nitia mountains, north of. Lake Dolran. The British have taken more than 30 guns and much ammunition." SERBS TAKE KOCHANA. London, Sept. 27.-(5 p.m.) - Serbian troops were reported this afternoon to have captured Kochana, about 14, miles from the (Special to the 'Terald) Pincher Creek, Sept. 27.-Mr. Jas. Smyth, cC Cowley, who just three weeks ago was left a widower with three children, is now a patient of the Memorial hospital, suffering from terrible burns, which he received at his home on Thursday evening last when a gasoline . lantern exploded. Mr. Smyth filled the lantern in the afternoon, but happened to fill it too full, leaving insufficient air space. The Jan-tern, which has been safely used lor three years, burned for a while And then showed signs of going out. and fortunately was carried itutside by Mr. Smyth, who alone was injured through the explosion, which occurred after the flame was extinguished but before the mantle had cooled. The unfortunate man's clothing was in an instant in flames and as he could not nter the house had nothing to fight -the Are except his bands, which aro �badly burned and also His face and lieail, though fortunately his eyesight >n-genera!'s of-IftXcQ said it may he. expected to sweep westward with a' still - greater increase in mr>r:ality in -t'ba ri, tour of the western fronts as ? * a guest of the British and s -fell In the vicinity, .-.!� �'.��.� " '" ' Victoria, Sept, 27.-Arthur W- Vow-ell, aged 77, a pioneer nt the province, who came here in 1858, was, found dead at his residence here last night. He had been ill and in the absence of the nurse, he Becured a revolver and upon her return she found him with a bullet wound through the heart, -At one time he was a gold commissioner tor Kootenay and Omenica districts. In 1889, be became Indian superintend, ent and later Indian Reserve Cominis-sioaer tor British Columbia, which position he resigned in'1910. He was elected to the legislature for Kootenay in 1875. FLEW OVER THE , i ALPS TO PARIS. Paris. Sept. 27.-Gabrlelje D'Annunclzio, the Italian author-aviator, arrived In Paris this niornlag^tn an airplane, Hying" fn�� it^- Across the Alps. ; . SEVERAL GASSED IN CASUALTY LIST Mailed casualty lists contain the names of the following Southern Al-bertans: Dangerously III Ptb. Ronald Brooks, taken on ttie strength Lethbridge, next-of-kin, father, Spokane. Reported Wounded and Missing Pte. Thorovald Hjortli, taken on the strength, Nanton, next-of-kin, Norway, Gassed Cpl. Leonard Powell, taken on the 'strength, Medicine Hat, next-of-kin, George Powell, Purple Springs. Pte. Wm, Jf. Wishart, taken on strength Calgary, next-of-kin, John Wishart, 138 18th St. N., Lethbvidge; Pte. Fred A. S. Hnghson, taken on strength, Lethbridge, next-of-kin. Jame3 Hugh son, 522 20th St. N., Lethbridge; Pte Harry Myers, taken on strength Cal gary, next-of-kin, Henry Myers, Vul can; Pte. A. Bedford, taken on the strength, Lethbridge, next-of-kin in England. London, Sept \ 17.-The names of the following western officers are among the latest lists to be awarded the Military Cross: (Lieutenants, unless otherwise Designated). William Bannan, Medicine Hat; Jay Black, Vancouver; Capt. C'. K. Brown, Edmonton; Roy Clark, Edmonton; Henry Dyde, Edmonton; Percy Ha~-radence. Prince Albert, Sask.; Cape. Oswald Hep-worth, Manitoba; John Lough, Calgary; George Maybee, Vancouver; John MacDonald, Saskatoon; Clifford McEwan, Saskatoon; James Mclvor. Banff; ' Capt. Joseph Miller, Edmonton; Capt. Alfred Petherick, Edmonton; Eugene Phillips, Vancouver; Richard Pritchard, Prince Albert; Capt. David.Robertson, Calgary; Francis Turner, Winnipeg; James Lux-ford, Moose Jaw; Arthur White, Edmonton. TAG DAY, SATURDAY lib on Saturday, as the cause  4> is' one of the best.  .     � Many Villages Liberated. '. ' ONLY THREE MILES FROM CAMBRAI LONDON, Sept. 27.-(7:15 p.m.)-(By Associated Press)-3ritisli troops today advanced to a point within three miles of Cambrai. They took between 5,000 and 6,000 prisoners. LONDON, Sept. 27.-British troops attacked on a wide front south of the Sensee river this morning, according to a report received here from Field Marshal Haig, First reports indicate that satisfactory progress is being made. The British lines were advanced slightly north of the Sensee in a local operation during the night and there .were successful local attacks ' in Flanders. The text of. the statement reads: .* "At 5:20 o'clock this morning, our troops attacked over a wide front south of the Sensee river. First reports indicate that satisfactory progress is being made. "During the night .successful local operations were carried out in ' the neighborhood of, Arleux,/northwest of La Bassee and southwest of Fleurbaix. OurMirie was advanced In these localities and prisoners,, captured." - � ^'^:,%^;:^-r^ . .. ' '."^Pji^r^^yANCE THREE MILC8' ; \>6"* "'PARIS, Sept. 27^Suiscessful development of. the French offefliiv�% bsgun yesterday invthe*Chafnpagne ia refipjted' today, by the war off^.:*e^bj-IHIanjtiy; .carried...; -w-K. , i *The French have'ccgfucjiTike1/#uJl*^^��Kinj-.^Kii' Butt�da4�u�ii^' the Butte-du-Tahure and thUrvfTlitges of Tahure, Rlpont, Rouvroy, CernayP en-Dormois and Servon-Melzicoiirt. ' . ~- / .7,000 PRISONERS- TAKEN More than ?,000.,prisohers were taken by the French. The French forces resufhed their, attack this morning and despite unfavorable conditions satisfactory progress Is being made. GREAT RUSH TO HEAR'THE PRESIDENT New York, Sept. 27.-President Wilson's address at the Metropolitan Opera House tonight signallizing - the opening of the national compaign for the fourth Liherty. loan, was awaited with intense interest and thousands todsy clamored in vain for tickets for admission. The available 5000 seats have been reserved for Liberty loan committeemen. Of the 50,000 committeemen from'the New York federal reserve district,-about 8,000 came here yesterday from out of^town in the hope of seeing and hearing the president. Committee headquarters has been swamped- w(th requests for' tickets Iromthe general public for two days. THURSDAY'S ADVANCE London, Sept. 26.-The gauge of battle has been thrown down on a 40-mlle front, extending from the Suippe river, in Champagne, 15 miles east of Rhelms, eastward through the Argon n't forest, to the Meuse river, northwest of Verdun. In the first stages of the battle, the allied limes were rushed forward for material gain6-that portion immediately northwest of Verdun held by the, Afnericans, to a depth of from five to six: miles and that of the French to the west, nearly four miles at certain points. .AMERICANS TAKE 5000 Washington, Sept. 26.-Attacking this morning:over a front of1 20 miles west of-Verdun, in eo-operation with the French; the American 1st army advanced 'to an average depth of seven miles and captured 12 towns and' more than 5,000 prisoners, Gen. Pershing's official statement states today. Tanks Rout Enemy.. With the American Army on the Champagne'Front, Thursday, Sept. 26 -(By Associated Press.)-Secretary of War Newton D. Baker witnessed the I beginning ot the American drive along J the front northwest ot Verdun this inorriing. At 5:30 o'clock, after' the enemy positions had been .bombarded with high explosives and gas shells, the infantn' advanced. . Squadrons of tanks again formed an effective part ot the attacking forces in the region of Cheppy., These'"land battleships" moved' up with difficulty, smashing down wire entanglements and routing the enemy from' machine gun nests. The work.61 the-American airplanes was one of the features of the combat. An aerial barrier ;."was maintained over the line,- preventing the enemy from observing the. movements of troops. In spite of the.'fog, the airmen swooped low,oyer.the enemy's trenches and'materially assisted the advancing infantry. Without a hitch and .absolutely; according to schedule the entire line was moving tonight into positions paralleling the line of attack. ',- , French Official. > Paris, Sept. 27.-The text of the French official statement reads:''/ "The attack by French troops in the Champagne developed yesterday.With success. "From the Suippe to the Argonne, the German positions;1 a formidable network of trenches and wire entanglements of a depth of more than five kilometres, which the enemy had hot ceased to strengthen since 1916, were brilliantly carried by the French troops, on a front of about 35 kilometres imore than 21 miles). At certain points the French passed beyond- this line. ,�>: V "The Navarin farm, the. Butte-du-SbuRin, the Butte au-M6ntniurBt; the}| �/��� ' * '" { /- Butte-du-Tahure, the Butte-du-Mesnil the villages of' Tahure, Itipont, Rouy. roy, Cernay-en-Dormois and Soivom Melzicourt, with organized points of support and stubbornly defended bj the enemy, were conquered in have fighting on the first day of the battle The number of prisoners  thus taj counted is-more than 7000, of whom 200 are officers. "In. the course of the night, th It is declared teat the political uation is clearing and that the ~' and Vladivostok -groups - are,., �< whatever differences existed^' movement* has followed the-tion of communicatiort �-betwes two cities.' It is stated^brath " flcantly, that Gen; HptYatti^j' er dictator, will return - to5;l manager of the. Chinese;Easti mm 15 53 9 ;