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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - September 28, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME XI. LETHBRIDGE, /xrifijJHEA. SATUHDAY,- SEPTEMBER 28, 1918 NUMBER 245 TAL BULGARIAN PARLIAMENT TO CONSIDER PEACE ON MONDAY BRITISH START Push Against Bulgarians Continues in Spite of Peace Offer -Americans and Serbs on Murman Front-Jap Cavalry Advancing Rapidly in Siberia-Allies Advance jn Bulgaria-Push on to Uskub. LONDON, Sept. 28.-The city and fortress of Veles, one of the important bases of the Bulgarian forces in southern Serbia on the Vardar river, has been captured by Serbian forces, the Serbian war office an-nounces in a statement dated Friday. Serbian forces are pushing on from Veles toward Uskub. The troops defending Veles were taken prisoner. 8erblan troops have reached Ratavlsta, 15 miles north of Ishtib, and have advanced a considerable distance beyond Kochana, toward the Bulgarian border, ENORMOUS NUMBER OF PRISONERS The text of the statement,follows: "Our advance continued Thursday k with excellent results. Our troops reached Ratavlsta and have gono considerably fseyond Kochana. "On the same date, about noon, our troops [entered Veles and captured, the troops defending the fortress. They immediately continued their advance toward Uskub.  "An enormous number of prisoners, mostly Germans, a'huge quantity Of..war material, including several machine, guns.jgnd,three mountain guns and other supplies, have fallen into, oii'r.-.hahdSM''  .Serbs In Russia. . Q Paris, :6ej>t28.-A large contingent of Serbian troops is operating with -the allies on, the Murman coast in Northern Russia, tl�e.� Serbian military mission! ^mid'iiftced . today. Detacli-nilfntB*;pfcj#e>"oioti| and Jugo-SlavHj J*. is adde&Vr^'taking part in the operations of * Efie"-allied armies in Siberia. Jap Cavalry Push. London, Sept. 28.-Japanese cavalry have occupied Zeyapristan, 55 miles north of Blagiovestschensk in the Tegion northwest of Vladivostok, according to an official announcement made here. Americans In Russia, Too. Archangel, Tuesday, Sept. 24.-(Associated Press.)-American troops who are now taking part in the operations in virtually all%ectors of the northern Russian front' have captured several villages in recent fighting. QUITS London, Sept. 2S.-Count von Herlling, the German imperial chancellor, linn resigned, ac- � cording to a message received 'by the Central News Agency from The Hague. Emperor WilHanw the dispatch adds, has not yet accepted the chancellor's, resignation. W,A LECTURES MONDAY The Women's Civic club expects Knox church to be packed to the doors on Monday evening' when W. A. Buchanan will lectune on "Twelve Days on/ the Western Front" under their auspices and In aid of their campaign to secure funds to send. Christmas parcels to Lethbrldge boys in the trenches. The ;Clv(c club hat asked Mr, Buchanan particularly to give his personal experiences and impressions while a guest of the British and French governments, telling of the Lethbrldge men he met. The proceeds of the lecture will be used to send boxes of apples to the boys as it is believed that apples would be more appreciated than anything else that could be sent, Tickets are now on sale for the lecture at 50 cents. ' Two Well Known Wholesale Firms Suffer Heavy Loss- Building to. be. Rebuilt Fire which broke out at an early hour this morning completely gutted the premises occupied by the Plun-kett and Savage Co., and the Scott Fruft Co. The alarm was turned in a few minutes after three by a passerby and No. 1 station responding, found the basement a seething mass of flamesj and dense snioke. It was found necessary to call in the aid of No. 2 station and the combined forces succeeded in subduing the flames after five hours' strenuous labor. That part of the building occupied by Plunkett and Savage was practically demolished.. The fire then, broke through the second floor and the premises of the Scott Fruit Co. were soon ablaze. The greater part: of the damage sustained by the latter firm was due to smoke and water. This morning, officials of the Plunkett and Savage Co; estimated the damage to be around $40,000, partly covered by insurance. Scott Fruit Co. figure that $20,000 would cover their loss, areo partly protected by insurance. The building-is owned by G. R. Marnoch and is valued at around $15,000. He will rebuild. * NEW SECRETARY HUN "NAVY Amsterdam, Sept. 28.-Vice-Admiral Elder Von Maun lias been designated to succeed Vice-Admiral Von Capellc as secretary of: the navy, ac-. cording to the Cologne Volks Zettung. Von Mann now is at the head of the U-boat section of- the navy department. \ EARL OF MINTO COMES TO CANADA An Atlantic Port, Sept: 27. - The Earl of Minto. whose father was formerly governor-general of Canada, arrived on a British steamship today to take the position as aide-de-camp to the Duke of Devonshire. Earl Minto is a Captain In the Scottish Guards and has seen several years of service in France. \____ . B UL GAR OFFICI. FFER IS HUNS ARE VERY ANGRY GEN. EMSLEY ARRIVES. An Atlantic Port, Sept. 27.-Gen. .lohn.M. Einsley, of the Canadian army, who went to the --front with the Plr^t Canadian Expeditionary Force and who has been decorated by both England and France, arrived here today with a staff of picked officers and enlisted men to go to a Canadian 'western port to take charge Ot the Canadian 'contin-r�ot of the allied �*j>editionary force ; (p. Siberia.1 - \ Rowell Coming Hon. N. .W. Rowell. . presl- > dent of the Privy Council/will ? .visit Lethbrldge Saturday, Oct. public meeting^n theyevenlng, : announced later. Mr. - Roweli best in Canada. \ He is visiting > ? ? > ? * : > * > ? * * ? > > * ? SASKATCHEWAN COURTS * ? CAN'T GRANT DIVORCE * ? Regina, Sept. 27.^-Thar the Saskatchewan courts have ho jurisdiction and that the jurisdiction of the court of divorce and matrimonial causes was. not*conferred either upon'the supreme court of the northwest territories or , the supreme, court of Saskatchewan, was thai judgi^ent^hande.d down by hia honor, Mr. Justice Taylor,. In the petition of Walter Fletcher, who sought divorce from his wife, on statutory grounds. speech before the main committee of the reichstag .said that the difficulties !of the Bulgarians between the Vardar and*'the\Cerna evidently had: not been fully explained by Premier Mal-inoff and the Bulgarian government, because on Thursday Bulgaria, proposed to the entente commander to open peace negotiations. Admiral Yon Hintze said that from the reports which were incomplete it was not yet clear .whether the Bul- garian government ' had acted*' ii^accjjrdance with the army desffea or" upon its own initiative.' There were indications, he said, that Premier Maiinbft's I- move would be disavowed by. later developments. He added that there was great excitement in Bulgaria and in influential circles the people were against an armistice or any appeal" for peace. He said that the peace delegation, which it was reported had left for Saloniki on Wednesday, was still in Sofia on Thursday and that there evidently was some counter-action coming. The German high command, the admiral said, . 4nunediately threw all of the reserves "at its disposal into Bulgaria when the mad news from Macedonia became known. The Austri-ans also sent forces and these reserves, he said, were sufficient to restore the military position. (CON'TDf UED OK FaOB 4) FRENCH DESTROY f T, SELL $200 STEERS Record Price Paid by Burns Co. For Pick of Jett and Furman's Herd ,. One of the biggest cattle deals consummated for some time was that by which Jett and Furman of Taher, recently sold to Pat BurnB Co. 1000 head of their splendid herd of Mexican steers which they are running on the Canada Land and Irrigation Co. tract'east of Retlaw. The price paid by the Burns Co. was $200 per head, pick to be made from 1500 head. Shipment of this stock will be made to Calgary by Jett and Furman in November. Brjtish forces resumed the battle before Cambrai at daybreak today, according to news received hare. -They are reported to have capV tured the' villages of Fontaines Notre Dame, Cahtaign, Noyelles ; ' and Sailly. Progress of Canadians. London, Sept. 2S.-The tert of tli^ British'official statement- Teads:, "Our: attack yesterday on the Cajn�. brai front y/&a pressed without relg^. : ation until a late- hour. Further'progress was made in the evening^niore especially on the northern portion, ot the battfefront and additional prison." ers and guns were.captured. .',..) "Troops of the 6th and 7th corp?, :'. continued to make good progress "on the front between Bourlon heights' nnij Flesquieres ridge, the Canadian diyl- i; siona passing beyond Hayencourt ana; reached the pouai-Cambrai road at -nightfall. ' ' : j "The llth division,; passing, through the Canadian's, pushed rapidly forward a distance off over two miles, captur-mg Epinoy and Oizy-le-Verger. j  "At the same time the 56th division, ;, pressing northward along' the. canal, * captured over 500 prisoners In,the. d� ,) tenses northeast of. Saucliy-Cauchy. �^J';) ''These operations have been1 nipiiBr. u ia^ly helped by the admirable work;ol .-the' engineers. Less than four fho'u.ri -from the opening of the assault, -j� spite of. hostile shell fire, they su'ccesfr  fully threw across the Canal du-,N.o�| a number of bridges; capable' of oarflr4 Ing transport,, thus permitting our ad. vance 'to be continued wlthputyciieOjkv'S* '.'The operations are progressing: sitv isfactprily this. morning alpng^tJieiM whole front. %  >> .-(� "Over 10,000 prisoners and't;m�>raiij^| than 200 guns have been; capturbd,\ "Operations by the; second flv.l^li^ army in -Flanders 'wer^i^ com!ut|MM^H this moraing in. ^pf^iiit^^yi^^W^p^ Belgian army: -'They '.mllfjbe^Tfi^ifSt^ FOREST FIRES . -. v WIPE OUT TOWN Olympia, Wash., Sept. 27.-Forest fires today wipqd out Lindburg, a Lewis County lumber town, according to reports received here by the state fire warden. The Murray logging works, near Lindburg, also were destroyed. The Are warden declared that, Washington is faced by the most severe forest fire that It has faced within the last 20 years. One hundred soldiers have been called out at the request of Gov. Lister from Camp Lewis in answer to an urgent call for help from a small town threo miles out of Morton, near Ta-coma, which is rcported"*to be wiped out by fire which also is sweeping adjoining timber iii the Big Bottom country. BRITISH LOSSES FOR WEEK TOTAL 25,000 A London, Sept. 28.-British army .casualties for the week ended today, as announced byjthe war office, follows: :�� ^ .Officers, killed or died, of wounds, 432; men, 3,936. 1 � , Officers, - wounded or missing, m; men, 19,757, THE WEATHER High" ..... Low...... Forecast: warm. Fine and ....... 74 ........ 44 ^moderately 39 ;