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Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - September 28, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME XI. LF-rniBRlDGK, ALBERTA. SATURDAY. SKI'TKMUKU 12S. I'll* Mine 2ir� PANIC BULGARIAN PARLIAMENT TO CONS E ON MONDAY BRITISH SERBIANS RETAKE OFFICL FFE JLs Push Against Bulgarians Continues in Spite of Peace Offer --Americans and Serbs on Murman Front-Jap Cavalry Advancing Rapidly in Siberia-Allies Advance in Bulgaria- Push on to Uskuh. LONDON, Sept. ZR - The c;ty and fortress of VcU:.. i.i.i of Uic important bases of the Bulgarian forres in southern Gcrbii on the Vnrdar river, has been captured by Serbian farc.~5, tlie Serbian war office announces in a statement dated Friday. Serbian forces .ire pushing on from Velet toward Uskub. The troops defending Velca were taken prisoner. Serbian trocps have reached n.-.tavistn, 15 nvles north of Isht'b, and have advanced a considerable distance beyond Kochana, toward the Bulgarian border. ENORMOUS NUMBER OF PRISONERS The te/l of the statement follows: "Our advance continued Thursday witli excellent results. Our troops reaclv.d Ratavista and have gone considerably beyond Kochan.i. "On the same d.V.c, about no^n. our tro. inept x uC Scrbmns anil Jiifii i .kIiIci). are iiikim; part in nii.n.i-, ,,f tlie allied armies b Jap Cavalry Push. I.tinilim. Si jit 2v .l.ipan*-m have in i'ii)i|i'il Zeyapri' lnili'.-, imrll, hi' lll.ini'i, ih,' ri'Kion ii'irrli-.i'--.' i ac-co,dini; In an oilu ;a| made iii-ri', Americans In Russia, Too. An-haiiKi'l. 'I'it� .-il iv, .--'"in "I iA Buri.iii'il l'le-- i American i mops vshi mi' now i.iUItu; pari in ill" operati',!!-'' i:t viii iilly nil % nation. > �. * No 1 Mition rt-spiuiiiint;, lia-orient a Sfi'lhiiiK mas:, ami lb iim' .smoke II v.,1.-, ..11"> lo rail in llu- aid of claim" .ilhl llu- roinbilii'il i'ntv j i's siyf'i'i'ilcil in MilxltliHK I lie ll.uiii'S lal'iii' liii' liours' striMittmift laboi. ,; Thill part of tin- builititlK oi riipied ,;li> I'llliilii'll ami Sav.ifiP was prmtii � i ally tl'-iuollhlii'd. Tin' lire then broke , i tIn (liipli tlui m'i'iiiul door and tin* ,; pri'ini. i\s ni tin* Srott Fruit Co. wi-rc , | hixin iibla/i'. Tin* Kfi-aior part of the .tttuinitKi* sitsiiiinnil by the latter 11 rm . I wan due lo ainotii ami water. . I This moruint;, oltl. partly covered by iittiiiniticn. Seolt Fruil l'o IlKiire thai f'JO.lillO wnillil lover their loss, iiVo partly prutoeteil by 1 liiMiruiu e. 'I'lifi Iftiiltlln.T Is owned by I (1 U. Marmii h and is valued at around ! Ma,mm. tie will rebuild.  LIBERTY LOAN ORiVE STARTS, U.S. | Objective Is ?f�.on0.nnn.()00 In Three Weeks-Four Subscriptions Over SStMHIO.OOO \ev- York, Sepl. The rnited Stiles liida\ F>'t Its.-If In II,.' lask of r.i.^lin; a loan of ^�;.i.n*>.dim.''er workers today started the siupiiuious t.isl; of .�nine Sl.son.iMiii.iiiin worll. of the tioitdrt in the New York federal reserve illslrii'l, or double the amount of the third loan t'onlideme was expressed that ihe di. triil would meet its ureal-est liii.ui.Ml test of Ihe war an.l everywhere there was optimism ihal tho The Women's Civic club expects Knox church to be packed to the doors on Monday evening when W. A. Buchanan will lecture on "Twelve Days on the Western Front" under their auspices and In aid of their campaign to secure funds to fend Christmas parcels to Lethbridge boys In the trenches. The Civic club has asked Mr. Buchanan particularly to give his personal experiences and impressions while a guest of the British and French governments, telling of the Lethbridge men he met. The proceed! of the lecture will be used to send boxes of apples to the boys as It is believed that apples would be more ppprecinted than anything else that could be sent, Tickets are now on sale for the lecture at SO cents. NEW SECRETARY HUN NAVY Amsterdam. Sept. 2S. Viee Admiral Cider You .Mann lias been di-rlfi-nale.l to sii'-ceed Viee-Adminil Yon Capelle as scrietury of the navy, ar-eoidiliK to the ColoKlie Yolks ZeltuuK. You .Maim now is at the head of the I'-hoat suction ni' tho navy department. allotuieii: would he ovei-siihserihed. The openini; day of the drive was Kiveti over to many picturesque Incidents Hundreds of bond booths Im-tnedlalelv were opened throughout tlm city and there was a rush of subscribers. Four subscriptions uKSreKatlng $S;!.-ilvii.'iihi wei>' announced early in the, day. Tho Prudential Life Ii'iiiiriituu company of America look Si'.it.iino.flmi of the Issii.. and the New York Idle. Insurance company ami the .Metropolitan ldfe Insurance company 52S.00H.-,1011 each. The Chemical National Hunk sulmribeil $:J,nOii,tion. Theni supplemented a purchase of Mll.POiV nun worth of bonds announced last I nlKhi h> the limed Slates Sl,-.:1 Corporation. GEN. EMSLEY ARRIVES. All Atlantic fori. Sept. J'.-Cien, John Al. KiitHley, of the Canadian army, who went lo the front with the Firs,t Canadian Kxpeditloiiary Foreo attd who has boon decorated by both IOhkIiuuI and Fr&nee, arrived here today with n staff of picked offlcern ami enlisted jnon tu go to s Canadian' western port to take charge �Vt the Canadian contiu-javat of tho allied Jjtjmilitlonnry force In Liberia,. EARL OF MINTO COMES TO CANADA An Atlantic l'ort. Sept. -'7. ' Tho Karl of At in I�. whose father was formerly Kovcrnor-ftPiieriil of Canada, arrived on a ilritish steamship today lo lake Ihe position as aidede camp to tho Dulie of Devonshire. K'url At Into is a cupfaln in the Scottish (.nurds ami has seen several years of service in France. .'peech before the main committee of the rcichstag said that the dillitiilties of Ihe ISulirarians between the Vartlar and the ('una evidently had not been fully explained by lVcniicr Mal-inofl and the Huloarian government, because on Thursday lUilKmia proposed t -r.i :'. was |-sitcil ri.da;. I ;.i:n| weather i �:idi' our .-ivi.il.ir. In a. ' i\. 1 Ihe b.illle and in.ill'. ni-ri' made ,\, � ,,::,| |, man lines. "Our aviat.ir--- i-p priijccii'ic-, dui ;m; the tons diiri'.H,' i ' iiij-ht and catit.'i.iin-.'ii - In the einy's trort; Im.*, I airplane-, w ..will; i.lU', �; on LONDON, Sept. 28.-Canadian troops pushed througK Haynecourt and have reached the Douai-Cambrai road, the official statement says today. BRITISH TAKE 10,000 PRISONERS LONDON, Sept. 28.-- Prisoners to the number oi 10.000 have been captured by the British in their offensive in the , Cambrai area. Field Marshal Haig announced in his official statement today. Two hundred guns were taken by the Brit* ; tsh forces. j BRITISH LAUNCH ATTACK IN BELGIUM : Pans. Sept. 28.-Allied troops began an attack on tho front north, of Ypres today and the advance at some point* has been more than two and a half miles. The attack is j being made by the Belgian army and is on the larger part oi iJim; their front south from the sea. One thousand prisoners already have been counted. Heavy fighting is taking place , between Dtxmudc and Ypres and the battle is severe in the j Houtholst forest north of Ypres. : i.r.'i-| wit ii Sept. �:, - pi rnulted . c operate m .liir.nlnn trip; t..t.il ih*- ('.:- ! _' '.ins of lay and :'::>i on hivouack.i � rear nl t In* en irly-lwo enemy h:'iuu;h; d-ivui or i captive balloons w iUK tin- day." coiiitituiiication lis- Rowell Coming Hon. X. \V. Rowoll. president of Ihe Privy Council, will visit LethhrldKii Saturday, Oct. f>. lie has agreed to address a puhllc mentini? jn tho fevenhiK, ami the hour Slid place will he anuuiiitced lator. Mr. Rowel; is a Kil'ied speaker, on) of Hid hiisl in Canada. He is vlsitiiii; Lethhridne on Mounted I'ollce httaine.'i.m. IF CLYDE WORKERS STRIKE THEY WILL BE DRAFTED London. Sept. JS � A Koveriiuietti nuiioiiiieeiiieiil today says that work-eis in the Clyde diipy.irdu'V.ho are lo Kii on strike after Oct. 1. will forfeit their protection certilicaten and he drafted into the army. The men, ac-cordiui?. to. the. Koveriuiieut, alter iiKt'eeiiiK to suhmit their claims to ar-hllralion. hroke their plcdf/.o to remain at work, in dellancc of instructions received from their accredited leaders. v SASKATCHEWAN COURTS ? : CAN'T GRANT DIVORCE ? ? HoRlna, Sept. "7-That the ? > SasUutchewaii courts have no > in*, conferred either upon the : ; (erritorh i or the supremo �> > court of Saskatchewan, was tho tho potllinu of Waller FletiVt- or, who KoiiKht dlvorco from rotn;ht hack nrv-i i'fal iirl.soiwr.-. Two hallnims have been ! hrotiKht down in flame-*." oE S NOW SETTLED CANADIANS TAKE BOURLON HEIGHTS LONDON, Sept. 27.-"In the left centre, the Canadian corps, under Gen. Curnc, attacking with the 1st. 3rd and 4th divisions, forced a passage of the Canal clu Nord ana captured the villages of Sains-les-Marquion arid Bourloii. with the v-ooded heights of Bourlon hill." a;cordirig to the official report from Field Marshal Haig. The official statement also states that American troop.-, participated in the operation*, being brigaded with the British around Arras. HAVE CAPTURED 8,000 ARMY NORTHWEST OF VERDUN, Sept. AMERICANS WITH THE AMERICAN . . - 27.-The number of prisoners thus far captured by the Americans In their offensive is now placed at 8,000, of whom 125 are officers. Tho o�pt.irecf material Includes more than 100 guns. 12 of which are of heavy wdlbre, many trench mortara and hundreds of machine guns. FRENCH CONTINUE ADVANCE IN SOUTH > PARIS. Sept. 28.- (Havas)-French troops have entered Sommepy, an important point on the Champagne front north of Souain, it is announced here. Reports from the battlefield indicate that the battle con--inues favorably for the allies. FOREST FIRES E t'p to .Men to Show They ( Produce More Coal Under Single Shift i an! ? c : ? * > * * � * Ottawa. Sept. 2S.-The following western men and olticprs were included In todays casualty list: Infantry Hied of Wounds K. Diamond. Much-oil. -\lta. MissiiiK - Ideut It. ('. I'itmaii, .Saskatoon. tlussed--C. Clarke, Macleod. Alia. Engineers Killed in Action - Idem. K. \V. Christie, Aylmer, Out. Artillery Killed in Action-ActluK-Corp. K. 11. Smith, Vancouver. Died of Wounds-Lieut. J. Scatvli-ei'd, Lgndoti, Out. {>�)��. >.,i i.i tin' u, i^j* relllie, .'�";(. "S. A H'a^V IlieelilU1. of the niiiu is is hciim lie id today lo consider an order from Director of Coal Operations Arntslroiic p com-melidini; that they reliirn to work at on a si':ty days' trial of ihe il hciny. ,undcrs[oitd ilial lii'odnce' n ^renter i|iian- e'lce sinidi if I lull! y of than on shin do not coal per man on this system the double shift liny will re olympia. Wash . Sept. 27. - Porest \ 111 *"-. today wipeil oil! Lindhiir^. a l.c\v-| is County limilir'.' town. accordiiiK ; i.pai: , rc,.".', :'�! hv the slate lire warden. 'I'he Mii-.i'ay liuo'iu^ works, near l.indluun. also were destroyed. The lire warden declai'cd that Wash-inr.toii is faced he Ihe most seven* forest tin* thai il has faced within the lasi 2ii years. Oil" hundred soldiers have horn called out at the reiiuesl of tlov. Lister from ''amp Lewis in answer to an urKeiit call for help from a small town hree mllis out of Morton, uciir Ta-coma. which is rcpi)r(ed''lo he wiped out hy lire which also is siveepln)* adjoining timln-r in the Hit; llottum coniiiry. titi-.. lo ihe old plan at the end ol ihe sixty days. This order is based on the oiler made hy Ihe men juid has not vt hu* Will �li accepted , hy the compatiy is considered certain that it accepted. GEN. MEWBURN COMING WEST Ottawa, Sept. 27-Major-Gen, Mewburn, minister of militia, accompanied by Col. Osborne, military secretary, left this evening for Toronto and Hamilton, en route for the wetit. Gen. Mewburn probably will be absent from the capital for about three weeks. He will visit the western military districts for the first time alnce he became minister Cf militia- imiTISH LOSSES FOR WEEK TOTAL 25,000 London, Sept. 28.-British army casualties for the week ended today, as announced by the war office, follows: Officers, killed or died of wounds, 432; men, 3,936. Officer?., wounded or missing, SOI; men, 19,757. THE WEATHER High ...... Low ...... Forecast; warm. Fine and ....... 74 ........ 44 moderately -O BRITISH RESUME DRIVE. Paris, Sept. 28.-(11.45 a.m.)- Brjtish forces resumed the battle before Cambrai at daybreak today, according to new* received here. They are reported to have captured the villages of Fontalne-Notre Dame, Cantaign, Noyelles and Sailly. Progress of Canadians. London, Sept. 2s.--The tert (if th�, liritisti official Mateiuent reads: "liur attack yesterday on the Cain. Jirai front was pressed without relax-!ation until i*. late hour, l-'urilier prj itficss was made in the evening, mor� ' esp.-,-iallv on the northern portion ol the huiilcfmiit and additional prison* er- .ind Kims were captured. "Troopr, of the iltli and 7th em;i� continued to make Kood progre.s.s on the front between llourlou ItejgiiU ,'iu.J l'lesi|uieios rldiio, the t'auadiau dlvl-siotiM passing beyond llayencourt and reached the Douiil-Cumbral road at nlKhtfall. "The ltlh division. passinK through the Canadians, pushed rapidly forward ja distance of over two miles, captur* liii"; (.'pinny and Oi?y le-VerKor. "At the same lime the Tiiilh divlshm. pressing northward ulonR ilia canal j capttired over 5l�l) prlsonnrs in thu da-j lenses northeast of.Hattclty-CaucJiy. "Theso operalions have been tnaler lally helped by the adtnirahlo work ol tho eiiKinrers. Less limn four hours tTom the opctiitiK of the assault, la sjiite of hostile shell fire, they mterefl* fully throw across the Canal du N'off a iiumher of bridses, ra(iahlo of carr> iiifi transport, tlms (lermittJiiB ow aii vaiico In ho eonlinued without clicel;. "The operations are proKretising sat. isfactorily this moruint; along Uio. whole front. "Over 10,000 prisoners and nif>r-> than 200 guns have beon caprnred.' "Operutiniis hy the second British army In Flanders wore commenced this inurnliiK in con junction with tha, Belgian army. They will be repot'ttd 7 {CONViMVJtO OH j*>QlHt> ~ ;