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Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - September 30, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME XI. LETHBIUDGIi, ALBERTA. MONDAY, SEPTEMBER .'Ml, 1918 NIMRHK 2-tG BULGARS FIGHT FOCH HAS FIVE ATTACKS GOING ON THE WESTERN FRONT Bulgar Appeal Granted, and War on the Macedonian Front Nay Come to an End FIFTH ATTACK STARTED (Germans Lose 40,000 Prisoners in Three Days on West- Cambrai to Fa|l Soon-New Attack on 35-Mile Front in St. Quentin Region-All Other Attacks Progressing- Serbs Make Gains. LONDON, Sept. 30.-(By Associated Press)-Field Marshal I laig's forces today smashed the Hindenburg line on a front of eight miles to a maximum depth of two miles. | [The British attack was made just north bf St. Quentin. The British and French armies attacking in Flanders have advanced for an average depth of five miles and a maximum depth of eight miles. LONDON, Sept. 30.-In the heavy fighting ardund St. Nicholas, in Serbia, near the Bulgarian frontier east of Veles. the Serbians have compelled the Bulgarians to retire, according to a Serbian official statement received here. BRITISH OFFICIAL LONDON, Sept. 30.-British, American and Australian forces pushed forward last night on th front between Belli-court and Gonnclicu, in the face of the severest opposition, Field Marshal Haig announced today. Four thousand prisoners were taken by the allied forces yesterday to the north of St. Quentin and 40 guns were captured there. British forces have entered the northern suburbs of Cambrai. On the front northwest of Lecatelet German counter attacks pressed the British back to the outskirts of Villers-Guislain, while to the southwest of Lecatelet similar pressure sent Field Marshal Haig's troops back to the edge of the village of Bony. On the front southeast of Douai the British have withdrawn from Arleux and Aubcncheul-au-Bac. HAVRE, Sept. 29.-The Belgian and British armies defeated the Germans today in heavy fighting on the Flanders vidge and on the Messines-Wytschaete position, according to the official statement issued by the Belgian war office tonight. 200,000 PRISONERS IN SEVENTY DAYS PARIS. Sept. 20.-French, Uritish and Belgian forceo In the last three days have captured -10.600 men and 300 guns, It is estimated here. Since July 18, the allies have captured 200,000 prisoner*, 3,000 guns, 20,000 machine guns and enormous quantities of material. This does not take Into account the operations in Macedonia or Palestine. FIGHTING IN CAMBRAI OUTSKIRTS LONDON, Sept. 29.-The 63rd Navnl Division has reached the south- ' em outskirts of Cambrai. The Canadians are in the outskirts on the northeast. BELGIANS. TAKE 4,000 PRISONERS LONDON, Sept. 29.-In their attack today between Ypres and Dlx-mud*, the Belgians made an advance of more than three ahd a half mllea, taking 4,000 prisoners. FOURTH MORNING-FOURTH ATTACK , LONDON, Sept. 29.-British and American troops launched an attack' at 5.S0 thin morning northwest of St, Quentin. Fierce fighting is taking place on the entire front from St. Quentin to the Scarp*, a distance of about 35 miles. Paris, Sept. ,'i0.-An armistice has been concluded between the allies and Bulgaria on the allies' own terms. This announcement was made officially today. HOSTILITIES END London, Eng., Sept. :)0.- Speaking at the Guildhall today, Andrew Bonar Law, the chancellor of the exchequer, sai.>* -> * : * ? 322, THE FIRST NUMBER. * Washington. Sept. Till.-Pre- ? ? sidont Wilson personally to- !� > day opened the ceremony of v > drawing numbers for the lit.- 000,000 men registered in the ? new draft. He drew the first ? *> capsule. which contained twin- a� t)..... Paris. Sept. .".o.-ConcerniiiK aerial activities on Kept. 1*7, the official statement from the war office says: "Oar bombing airplanes made expeditions during the day unci night, Incessantly harassing enemy transport* and attacking convoys. Tweatvf iw tons of bombs were dropped behind tho hattlefront, especially on a railroad j from Somme-I'y to I'halleranKR and Hie Important centres of the Medeuti farm and Ardeuil and on the crossiiiK-s of the viver Alin. At. night Hie railroad stations of Longeuyon and Au-dun-le-Poman and the aviation fit Id lit Stenay were bombarded hctivHy. "French airplanes destroyed nine (ionium machines and set on firo one. captive balloon. It Is confirmed that Mont. Fonck alone destroyed six enemy machines on Sept. �jti.,*' ( i Set Fire to Trains. Ixmdon, Sept. HO.-Tho air force with the navy. co-operaliiiK hi the llelgian offenslvo Saturday, dropped lit tone of bombs and set firo to two trains nnd severnl munition dumps, says an admiralty statement last night. The statement follows. \ "The motor transports'anil hostile batterie* wore attacked and casual! ies inflicted. The airmen engage"! also in spotting for tho monitors sIioIIIuk the Herman coast defenses. "In tho latter part of the day large formations of our aircraft, work In j; inside the enemy lines, encountered on. emy airplanes. Four ouomy plane* were destroyed and four wore brouuht down out of control. Thirteen of our machines are missing. A majority tailed to return from the enemy lines after ft sudden and violent rainstorm. Haig Tells of Work. I/ondon, Sept. HO.-Tho work ot. the airmen In the battlo zone In describe! by Field .Marshal Haig in his report last nigh* as follows: "Tho air forco cooperated in every phase of Saturday'* operations. I'at-rola carried out flights far behind the German Hues, . reconnoitering roads and railways by day and night. In spite ot the clouds and raiu, successful observation for the artillery was accomplished. The location of advancing troops was constantly reported to the headquarters of the formation, i "Twenty-two hostile machines worn destroyed and three wore driven down out of control. Twenty-four ot our machines nil wdssliig, Twenty-two tons of bombs wajf* droppod by day. "Night b?�?>:-s sontlnuod with BETTER SERVICE CARDSTON LINE Supt. Mackintosh Places Accommodation Coach on Cards-. ton-Coutts Way Freights Announcement was made this morning by Supt. MaeKlntosh, of the Lethbridge division, C.P.R., that an accommodation coach is now being placed on the way freights on both the Cardaton and Coutts branches for the accommodation of passengera. The way freight leaves Lethbridge en each line on Monday*, Wednesday* nnd Friday* between 7 and I a.m. It reach** Cardaton and Ceutta on the evening of those day*, and returning leavts Cardaton and Coutts on Tuesdaya. Thursdays and Saturdays, The coach will be for the accommodation of passenger* only, and will not run according to any schedule, but it will ba a great boon to traveller* on th* *outh lines. On th* Card-sten branch it will moan practically a dally service and will alao help considerably on the Coutta branch. FOCH HAS FIVE BATTLES GOING: DECISIVE BLOW Unparalleled Feature in History of War-How Long Can Germany Last ? * ? KAISER ACCEPTS * ? -- * � : Amsterdam. Sept. .'!0. -Em- peror William lias .wepttMi : > tin; resignations of Count Von ; llertlinLC and Admiral Von : ? llinUe. neenrdins to the Zoit- > No official announcement on : > the subject has been received > > here. > �: : : > ? * : : : � * > >>re close to Rouleis; the British, marching up the Lys, will outflank Wile; the aigfrlod line is going to pieces ut two vital points, namely, Cambrai and St. Quentin, the tall of TONIGHT Evidences are not lacking that Knox church will have to accommodate a monster crowd tonight when W. A. Buchanan, M.P., will deliver his lecture on "Twelve Days on the Western Front." The ladle* of the Women's Civic club have been working hard to make the event a success, as the pro-oeed* will be used to buy applea to be sent to the Lethbridge boys, at the front at Christmas. Hon. Dr. Re id May Resign Ottawa, Sept. 30.-Dr. Raid, whose retirement from the government I* rumored, I* at prevent In California on a holiday. He expects to leave for Ottawa during th* preasnt week, proceeding by way of Vancouver. The report of hi* resignation la regarded here as merely speculative. The question, it I* understood, has not been before the cabinet council. London, Sept. 30.- (Reuter's).- Chancellor Bonar Law announced today that 10,000 additional prisoners had been captured in Palestine. Alluding to the Palestine campaign, Mr. Bonar Law said: "The magnificent success of our armies in Palestine has resulted in the extinction of the greater part of the Turkish army, but something more is going to follow. "There Is no clanging of metal here at the wonderful success of the past week," the chancellor added, "but joy bells are ringing In our hearts." Uroke Into Victoria Confection-cry, Got $22 Silver-No Arrests Yet E London, Sept. 2D.-If the Bolshevik! are compelled to leave Moscow they will attempt to destroy the city and slaughter the burgeolse wholesale, declares Hans Vorst, in a letter to the Berlin Tageblatt. The German writer says, he learns froijp authentic sources that the Bolaheviki havo placed in the upper stories of high building? ovary conceivable agency of destruction. Innocent bourgsoise hostages are still being shot by the thousands. A hold burglary waB staged in tho city last night when the Victoria Con^ fectlonery, Ilrd Ave. South, owned by' Greeks, was entered and tlio cash register broken Into, $21" in silver being takon. 1 Tho robbery was not nulled off In any quiet manner. The burglar stood across tho street and threw a stone through the plato glass window. Ho. then entered and took tho cash. A |304 roll of bills was hidden but wis overlooked. So far tho police havo made no *( rests. which places !a considered a question of hours. Lecatelet, the central pillar of Mil Hindenburg system, is outflanked; Gen. Mangln Is driving Ihe euonty forth from the Chomlndes-Dunias. Gen. Gouruud is ut tho gates ot Charlerange. ; ,. i . . Ottawa, Sept. 30.-The following western men and officers were incltesV ed in today's casualty list: Infantry. Killed in action-Lieut. E. H-. Gor-. man. Burtelies Corner, N.S.; W. D, Wilson, New Westminster, B.C. Accidentally killed-Lieut, C.S. Mac-Phorson, Glenallan, Ont. Died of wounds-R.L. Strachan, HaU tanford, Alta.; A. M. Gillespie, Calgary. Died.-A. Thompson, Kitscuty, Altu, Machine Gun Campany. - Killed lu utition-C, B. Holt. CaUV gary. ^ ^ 04 ;