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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - September 28, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta SATURDATC, SEPTEMBER 28, WIS THE LETHBRTDGE DAILY HERALD PAGE FIVE British Headquarters In France, , Pifrt. 2ft-(Reuter's)-Field Marshal Halg's forces today captured the town of Arleux, five miles-southeast of Douai. STILL ADVANCING. Parle, Sept. 28.-Gen. Gour-aurd's army In its offensive In the Champagne after capturing the important railway point of Somme-Py, was reported this morning to ac still advancing;, Germany's Admission Tierlin, Sopt. 28.-(via London)- Advances by Uio British toward Bour-lon find Flesquleres oil' the Cambrai front ar,} announced in today's official ttatemont. The statement declares Uiat the American attacks to the east Ot the Argonne' were brought to a otandstill south of the Apremont-est('Tflay's battle vro scon today- to be ^renter than they .ypoared lat-t Jilglit, I'Olh ii> material anu* tn "Ileal �cht�vcinenl8. This lius s^cmtd to tie characteristic of the rucent British successes. From the moment when the front line advanced at dawn yesterday, the great forward movement began to extend miles in depth. The irrebtatlble momentum of the well ordered masses streaming along the roads seemed to carry a pressure which the 1 Germans coluld not hope to stem once the lino was breached. It was not surprising, therefore, to hear that all objectives of the day were obtained which meant that the British had gone forward to an extreme depth of about five miles through a most formidable and intricate network of defense?. So remarkable was the British progress 1hat. not only field batteries, but heavy SO-poundors were brought up to the. western fringe of the Bourlon wood and were raking them before the enemy had completed the' withdrawal of his rearguard from the eastern edge. Converging tactics worked admirably and in several places strong bodies of Germans were reported "facing the wrong way," which meant that the British work-jrt around behind them unnoticed. Tanks Play Big Part Tanks played a very important part in cleaning out the machine gun infested thickets of the wood and in putting down an attempt at street Righting amid the ruins of Bourlon Mage. Canadians Were First The Canadians who -were the first to cross the Canal du Nord, between Moeuvres and Marcoing had expected very hoavy fighting and were much disgusted at meeting only slight resistance, as they swarmed from the east to the west bank of the canal, which was in some places 60 feet MAJESTIC LAST APPEARANCE TONIGHT AT 8,30 of Dr. ZELL HUNT The Mental Marvel Prices 25c, 35c, 50c 1W Bob loi?g UNION MADE . OVERALLS SHIRTS 8. GLOVES  THE great-PATHE SERIAL Hands Up WITH RUTH ROLAND AND GEORGE CHEESBRC EVERY;! episode complete' itself , in TONIGHT Charles Chaplin "THE CHAMPION" also franklyn farnum "THE EMPTY CAB" last times tonight NORMA TALMADGE "BY RIGHT OF PURCHASE" MONDAY AND TUESDAY CARLYLE BLACKWELL "HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS" AND Fatty Arbuckle in "A Reckless Romeo" FMPRF^S STARTING plylr RLJJ MONDAY DIVORCE "Marriage is how little better than a system of free lore," declares Cardinal Gibbons, spokesman for the Catholic church in America. See tho evils of which he complains in theiWill-' iam Fox presentation of ' ' "THE BLINDNESS OF DIVORCE" Written and Directed hp Frank Lloyd Z TONIGHT-IRENE CASTLE in "THE MYSTERIOUS CLIENT" A' cyclonic, swift moving play, with an ending that .-leases you gasping for breath. -  Also Harold Lloyd in a /Pathe serqam and Lyoiis ari'9 Moran in a laughable comedy "Berth Control" and Latest Screen Magazine. No advance, in prlaes. deep. The Germans bolted so fast that they were out of'aight before an effective rifle fire could be opened on them. Yanks Take Prisoners �With the American Army Corps Northwest, of Verdun, Sopt. 27,-U^y the Associated Press)-German prisoners counted up to noon today by this corps alone total more than 3,000. One division took more than 1,100 of the total and reports that it still has several hundred more. The prisoners include a large number of Prussian Guards. The prisoners carried in dozens of machine guns and automatic rifles which were captured with them, and the cages in the rear resemble small arsenals. A majority of the prisoners expressed pleasure that the war has ended for them. Nabuius Captured Cairo. Sept. "7.-(Havas)-The town of Nabfllus, Palestine, was captured by a French cavalry regiment in the recent allied drive /west of the Jordan. With the town the French horsemen took 2,500 prisoners, IS cannon and numerous machine guns. Their casualties were only a few wounrird. ^ Germany's Worst Day Paris, Sept. 28.-Their ambitious schemes tit the orient threatened with collapse by the " allied successes against Turkey and Bulgaria, the Gcr; mans are being pressed back vigorously on important sectors of the western front from Verdun to the North Sea. Yesterday was the worst day Germany probably has experienced since the outbreak of the war and the opinion here is that the Germans are getting near the last ditch. The vigorous onslaught of tho British has brought them witjhin two miles of Cambrai, one of the vital points of the German front and comes rapidly after the victories gained by Generals Gourard, Liggett and Cameron on both sides of the Argonne. Apparently, Marshal Foch has got tho enemy in a position on the west where he can do what he likes with him. Passchendaele Outflanked. London, Sept. 28.- (By Associated Press.)-The British and Belgians have taken the town of Poelcapelle and have advanced on the whole front for a distance of from two to three miles."- The allies have outflanked Passchendaele ridge on the north and are advancing toward Roulers. Belgian Advance. London, Sept. .28.- (6:/n p.m.lv-Bel-gian forces in their attack today at Houtholst forest, northeast of Ypres, made considerable progress. The Belgians captured a portion of the forest. Belgian forces launched their attack' from the- region of Dixmude to a point east of Ypres. Many prisoners were taken. Allenby Gets 5000 More. London, Sept. 28.-Gen. .Allenby; commander of the British forces operating in the region of Palestine, between Jerusalem and the Sea of Galilee, has taken 5000 more Turkish prisoners, and has captured 50 guns, Zeebrugge Bombed. London, Sept. '28.-The Ostend and Zeebrugge . German naval .bases or the Belgian coast were heavily bombed by entente airships between 2:30 and 4 o'clock this\morning, according to a dispatch from Amsterdam to the Central News Agency. The German batteries on the. Belgian coast replied t vigorously." Fifty-Mile Push in Russia. f London, Sept. 2S.-British and Russian airplanes are continually observ-"* ihg and bombing the Botsheviki. Operations, which are still in progress, besides scoring a 50-mile advance, have been accompanied by the sinking of at least four enemy ships, the capture of several guns, many machine guns and much war material. A few prisoners also have been picked up to the number of nearly 100. With1 the American Forces Northwest of Verdun. Sept. 28.- (10:10a. m.)-(By Associated' Press.)-High explosive shells from the American big guns are now reaching for beyond the German lines, fires at Brieulles and at other points are attributed to the work of the American gunners. Shells are reported to be falling on Consenvoye, Dun sur-Meuse and on other towns far in the rear of -the German'lines. � The bridges over the Meuse- also are being bombed, thuB choking the exits of the Germans withdrawing. . ~~" The Day's War Summary (By Assooiated Press) , Marshal Foch is putting tho Germans on thol western front to the most I * severe test of the war. On four important sectors from Verdun to the north, the allied troops arc fighting their way into and beyond the Hindenbiirg line. Smashing attacks are being j delivered by the British and Belgians north of Ypres; by the British and Americans before Cambrai; by the French north of the Aisne and by the French and Americans befopfe Cambrai; by the French north of the Alsn'e and by the French and Americans In Champagne to the east On all fronts the allies arc meeting-with success. Cdmhrui, it would appear, is about to fall, the British having captured the important height or Bourlon wood and are reported beyond Fontain-Notre Dame ami Sailly, within one and three-quarter miles of Cambrai. Southwest of Cambrai, the British are fighting toward the important Scheldt canal at. Cantaign. CAMBRAI DUE TO FALL SOON Field Marshal Baig'.s thrust, north of Cambrai already has progressed more than three miles. The British have cut the highroad between Cambrai and Douai and have the railroad between the two cities dominated by their guns. The fall of Cambrai, military experts believe, would result in a German withdrawal from Douai and St. Quentin, which possibly would lead to a, retirement to. the French frontier. NEW ATTACK STARTS IN BELGIUM On the. north, the Belgian and British armies are fighting through the Hindenhurg defense on a front, of more than 10 miles from Ypres to north of Dixmude. At some points, the attack began Saturday morning, already has resulted In an advance of more than two and a half miles. The allied troops have penetrated important positions of the Houtholst forest. German possession of which had stayed previous attempts to advance south of the Belgian coast. This operation apparently is directed toward the German submarine bases in Belgium and the outflanking of Lille. FIGHTING FOR CH EM IN-DES-DAM ES French troopers are fighting forward up the slopes toward the Chemin-Des-Dames. They have gained further ground south of Fort Malmaison and have taken the important, points of Jouy and Aizy and the ravine between. The Franco-American drive west and east of the Argonne to the Mouse continues steadily. The French havejnoved their line forward .west of the Argonne forest and captured . important positions on their western flank. East of the Argonne the Germans are fighting desperately to hang on to Brunhilde positions, but the Americans are progressing at, several points. PRISONERS TOTAL NEARLY 30,000 In the last three days the British, French and Americans have taken more than 27,000 prisoners. In their Cambrai drive tho British hive captured 10,000, while the Franco-Americans have increased their total to more than 10,000. The Belgian and British troops are reported to have captured 1,000 Germans. SERBIANS PURSUE RETREATING BULGARS Serbians and other allied forces in Macedonia are pressing vigorously the pursuit of the disorganized Germans and Bulgarians. The Serbians have taken Veles, with its garrison, and are moving up the Vardar toward the great enemy ba:se of Uskub, 25 miles northwest. From. lab.lib the Serbians are marching toward the Bulgarian frontier and have passed east of Kochana, 14 miles from the frontier. What (he Press Agents Say shown at the impress theatre, com mencing Monday. Irene Castle in "The Mysterious Client," is on tonight. Tonight's pro gram will feature also a good wa through these war torn countries. , There will also be a short Musical Programme ADMISSION ---50c Tickets obtainable- at: Red Cross Drug Co., Frank Hedley Drug Co., Consumers' Hardware, Y.M.C.A., or from any member of the j Women's Civic Club. - proceeds are to be used to provide christmas' . parcels for our "soldiers overseas, ;