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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 2, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta 1 VOLUME SIXZj 1018 NUMBER 197 INTERURBAN MEN BIG INCREASES In creases ranging from 35 to per were granted to employ es of 22 street and Interurban railway companies In sixteen cities yesterday by the War Labor Approximately were affected by ths The cities include De Buffalo and Ro Dn Subject of the Economic Crushing of Germany After the SOME SAY HIS VIEWS DIRECTLY OPPOSITE THOSE OF WILSON Associated dissent to the threat of Premier David Lloyd George to use tho economic weapon against Ger many the as outlined In an address by the premier before delegation from the National Union of Manufacturers is ex pressed through the Liberal press and the premiers it is will Jiot be endorsed in Not Wilsons Views Quoting the phrase the longer the Hvar the sterner must be the economic terms we impose upon the used by Lord George in his ad the Chronicle says We doubt very much whether that fa how President Wilson views the It is certainly not the view American opinion Am ericans attach great importance to ihn economic weapon which the could wield but the Americans do not wish It wielded with for any fixed period after the It will not be tjosstble to carry out both the Amer icanpolicyand Lloyd Georges They are not supplemen The American suggestion is full of tiope and help in the pursuit of ulti mate permanent world That of Lloyd George has quite the oppos ite One or The Other Tho Daily News says It Is idle for Lloyd George or any other states man to maintain that the spirit under lying a league of nations is reconcil iable with the spirit underlying and Inspiring tho protective We must choose one or the other It is a question of policy of Wilson or the policy of the Paris If American views on the Paris rosolu have been unexpressed in offic ial they have been ex pressed repeatedly and unequivocally jn President speeches which have preached a gospel utterly in compatible with the perpetuation of hostility through economic Conservative on the other generally endorse the premiers although some accuse him of being The recog nizing the existence of the opinion in quarters that the United States not consent the of economic weapons against Germany emphasized the fact that the premier expressed the hope that an agreement might bo reached on economic as well as other problems between America and It cites the used by President Wilson in his Mount Ver uon address No haSf way decision Is and says Germany is hardly likely to believe that the allies mean what President Wilson thus said for them PS Jong as they fail to take what Lord Robert undersecretary of state for foreign described the oth er day as all steps required to destroy the basis of Germanys mili tary and King of in Anniversary Give Fine Sample of Hun In a proclama tion issued to German Em peror William says Four years of hard struggle have full of eternally memorable An example has been given for all time of what a people can do that stands in thfe field for a most just cause and for the niaintainence of its Gratefully revering the divine jhand which has been gracefully ex tended over we may proud say we were hot found unworthy in the tremendous task before which providence placed If in the struggle our nation was given leaders capable of the highest achievements has dally proved by fidelity that It has deserved to have such How could the army front have performed its tremendous if the entire labor at home had hot been carried to the highest meas ure of personal performance Thanks are due to all under difficult conditions have cooperated in the task set the stattv and community and especially to our faithful unwearying Thanks are due likewise to the countrymen and townsmen and also the women in this war so much Not Fault King Ludwig of in a proclamation on the opening of the fifth year of the published Ipi the Zeitung of refers to the exemplary bravery and achievements ot the German It is not our fault that we are en tering on the fifth year of the fight he Our opponents still regard the crushing of Germany as their No thinks of a shameful We continue the struggle and continue to shoulder all troubles and hardships in sure care that God will lead our just cause to Coast Labor Men Throw Down Tools in Protest of Killing of the Draftee V four and five thousand union work era In Vancouver have arranged to drop tools at noon today for a twentyfour hour lay off as a protest against the killing at Cumberland of Albert alleged draft once promin ent in labor Street rail wayman and boiler shipyard laborers and metal workers are Carpenters and painters already are idle by reason of a Postal employes will con tinue at The proposed action is taken at the request of the Trades and Council and the Metal Trades The Vancouver tinder the heading German nr Which In 11 front pago editorial to day1 declares that cvrry citizen who desires to be considered a good loyal citizen will continue at his work to The editorial adds Every man who lays in obe dience to tne Infamous recommenda tion of extremists without honor or will stain himself with something that can hardly be dis tinguished from deliberate The Vauteuver World says that when leaders attempt to call out labor becarfse cnr of their num ber lost life while evading his CONTINUED ON PAGE EIGHT Ice Famine Is Relieved The Western Transfer able to make the cheerlng statement to day that the Ice famine will now be relieved to a certain They have to secure a supply of although lim will enable them to make de livery three week to their during the month of This considerably relieves the anxiety which has creat ed owing to lee and the extreme Pacifists Cause is Germany Must Be Crushed 1 Physically i New to the latestxspeech of Premier Lloyd the la its loading editorial this says there are only two kinds ojfSeople on this side of who would still take Germanys word and those who would The latter are everywhere holding with President Wilson that the settlement must be In Great it they hold with Balfottr that the German promise is Pacifists says the to insist that the allies war aims are That is because they cannot reconcile themselves to the first terms of vic which is the physical defeat ot And by a strange and in variable coincidence anxiety Of pacifists about war aims rises very rapidly just prior to each successive German peace Very The Tribune considers significant a report that immediately following the publication of the Lansdown let Bethmann former Im perial German and Herr Von recent Imperial foreign were in Holland on a peace So the efforts of I the enemy synchronise with those of the Well may they be in Pacifism is Much Of its sickly vitality was derived from the fixed idea that Germany could not be utterly She can She Tho fiction of her invincibil ity is And there is now crystallizing swiftly all through the nonTeutonic world the thought that Germany shall pay the full price for having plunged civilization into She shall sur render to She sur render unconditionally or She would havo demanded that civili zation surrender to Now this shall be demanded of And as Lloyd George with confidence enormously the longer she fights the costlier will be her That is what a German can Joint Intervention Assured August action between Japan and the Entente PoVers and America in Siberia if Japan has foiind acceptable the Am erican proposal which primarily looks to theale of the now operating in Siberia and after an ex Change between Tokio and Washing which havo cleared up all doubt ful points and removed any possibility Ot future misunderstanding a complete Agreement has been The of operation will be put Into exe cution at Statement Soon after It had been learned that had accepted the American pro President Wilson walked to Jhe war and navy a he conferred for half an hour ActingSecretary of State Polk and Secretary of War In the latters Last when tt appeared that an agreement was about to be reached on the basis of the original American were given in official quarters that the president was soon to ft statement ex plaining the plans of the United States for participation in the expedition to give military aid to Afteri the Japanese government found it necessary to call upon the state department for explanation of some features of the American pro the statement was now a satisfactory undertaking has been the scheme will come to an Meanwhile the seal of confidence remains unbroken and jt is the de sire of officials that there shall be no speculation in the press that might prove Military all that it Is possible to say is that in the beginning at tho International agreement must find Its expression In combined military activity and have recorded the gathering of smau bodies of ontente troops at points jn China convenient for dispatch Into Western Chinese To Pao Kuci the provincial g ernor of Sel Lung has been sel ected to command the considerable body of Chinese troups which have been gathered in Manchuria and It is understood that already it has been arranged that this force shall oper ate in conjunctlonwith the Japanese and that it will act under the direction of the Japanese commander In Seriously Inconvenienced to Get Water For Stock in That Section Parmets and ranchers living along theLittle Bow River who depend on that of water for stock and domestic purposes are seriously in convenfenced by the fact that the riv er has gone and though the pro vincial government is making every effort vto relieve the situation by di verting a portion High River into the bed of the Little it will be couple of weeks yet before the result of the effort will provide a water sup ply for Little Bow ranchers Meanwhile the residents of the dis trict are compelled to depend on the water holed in the and as these are almost unattainable by anc full ot dead fish into the the situation is very George Sorgard of Turin was in the city yesterday the Board of Trade to get relief for conditions The residents of the he says want a permanent diversion made from the High River near the town of High River into the bed of the Little Bow so that similar danger in future dry seasons may be The Little Bow does not rise in the moun tains and as a result It invariably goes dry in the dry while in the winter it very often freezes to the seriously Interfering with stock raising The diver slon now being made near High Rivei is only a temporary affair which the least flood on the High River would It is likely the matter will be taken up with the Dominion auth orities at Ottawa in an effort to have a permanent diversion AMERICAN LINES a sop for the establishment of a Germany has offered Finland to use its offices to obtain the cessa tion by Russia of eastern on the principle of selfdetermina but the which has been summoned to meet August 5 must decide ac cording to a dispatch to the Rimes from Every the dispatch is being made to win over the 18 members of the Landtag who oppose the monajchial plan and thus prevent It from getting the necessary twothirds ar rangements have been made for the payments of all freight on hay ing outfits and stock bound north The shipper gets an ap plication from the local railway fills it out and presents it to the mearest provincial labor A duplicate certificate is Issued by the labor bureau entit ling shipper to free Half is collected by the rail ways from the Dominion govern ment Hay is shipped south on the same His Majesty Talks For Half An Hour With Them About Navy THE WEATHER 93 Low 63 local thunder but generally fair and de cidedly naval com mittee of the United States house of representatives was received at Buck ingham Palace yesterday afternoon by the King and Queen and Princess and remained for nearly an The discussing naval matters with the spoke in high terms the American ships and com mented particularly on the coopera tion between the American and Bri tish naval services which he said he had so recently had an opportunity of The committee visited the admir alty yesterday and conferred with Admiral chief ot the intelligence and later visited ViceAd miral commander of the Ameri can naval forces in tjie war The committee will be received by Prem ier Lloyd CAPTURES VITAL POINTS Germans are Surrounded in nean Retreating Elsewhere on the 000 Prisoners Reported Taken in First Day of New Which is Surprise for the Are Taken by Allied On the French Front in important town of on the easterly side of the Marne has been encircled by the allied Taber Takes Palm for the Best Agricultural Fair Special to Heraldl August palm must go to Taber this year for the best ag ricultural and it is not likely to be wrested away by the fall that are yot to For without question surpassed anything yet produced by Southern Alberta agricultural in the way of livestock and this is not oven excepting the Lethbridge outside of the perchoron there was nothing better in the livestock particularly than was shown at Judges Enthusiastic principal of the agricultural college at himself gave Taber the when ha remarked to Tho Herald representa tive yesterday It is the best agri cultural fair I have seen He was roost enthusiastic over the horse classes which he was of who judged the cattle the classes are al though not us good as the horse I was compelled to re Ar range all the rattle exhibits into which was not done by the priza I could not Judge them auy other I was much pleased with the exhibits all Big Attendance So far as attendance It was the best fair over held in In spite of the intense 1500 peo ple crowded tho and what with the the stampede pro the horse mid the sports and ball very day of en tertainment was which last ed yil darkness drove tho crowd One remarkable feature at the grounds was tho number of These were strung in suemod endless lines about the and testified to the wellbeing ot tho Taber district iu spito of a hard Grain Exhibit Another thing thut testified to the generalcondition of the district farm ers was the splendid exhibit of grasses and The latter exhibit far exceeded that which shown nt the Lethbridge exhibit last Tha big winner in the veg etable class was Hamilton of but several of the local Taber exhibits were very ON PAQI On the French Front In battle on the front north of the Marne resolved itself during the night and this morning into almost a general retirement of the enemy north of the with the allies pursuing the Germans with the greatest zeal and The Germans are burning villages as they and are destroying everything they come The entire battlefield is dotted by conflag some of them of large The town of HartennesEtTaux was occupied by the who also seized the wood lying to the south of this most Important The French and British n this sector took Contreman and then crossed the The indications are that the Germans will not make a stand until they reach the water shed north of Nesles AMERICAN LINE MOVES With the American Army on the AisneMarne Frontr Associated whole American line moved forward today while the allies along theflffnk from Soissons to Rheims pressed against the German Their gains almost without Hammered as theyhave been ths Germans withdrew during the night so that when the who were supported on their right and left by the started early this they diil not encounter the usual machine gun In open order the men ploughed through the heavy rain soaked fields for almost a troops celebrated the fourth anniversary of the war by a victorious resumption of the offensive to the surprise of a great many who hadbelieved the battle had entered into one of its per iodlcal Incidentally the official statement on the total of than out forciblythe enormous change Is the situation a has On July the allies to reverse Walpoles famous weere almost wringing their they have been justified in ringing The ground won yesterday north of the Ourcq has considerable It is a long spur about six hundred feet high forming the shed between the Crise and the Ourcq and is a valuable observation From it the Germans prevented the allies from seeing the while they overlooked the ground won from them on the The allies stormed not only the summit but the northern slopes of thlp As a consequence they can now manouyre safely In the Ourcq In addition have a view behind the front Hartennes Plateau where the enemy still elingp along the SoissonsChateau Thierry Road and that strong difficult of attack cannot be turned from the north through Villle Montoire and from the south by way of Hill The allies alsogained an important advantage on the left in the capture of Meuiniere Wood by the Americans giving them a position according to Henri is the keystone of the whole German line in the DEPTH OF THREE MILES FrancoBritish attack on the westerly side of the Marne salient was on a front of five miles and penetrated to CONTINUE ADVANCE French Front in French are continuing to adVance and have taken additional towns and villages at various parts of the front between Soissons and The enemy resisting desperately and losing i THE TURNING POINT itself has been taken by the French the advices The capture of the important oroynd on the to the westerly side of the1 line also means that the Germans will not able to retire In an ordinarily leisurely way and that they probably will have to go beyond the river Vesle in their The situation js1 Considered1 as extraordinarily being dwcrlbed in the advices as turningpoint of the summer campaign and of the whole f ere handtohand fighting the Germans before them Into the statement Amer ican forces reached of Hostile raiding partlWjn and were FIGHTING POSITION Ottawa THe position of the Germans in the AleneMarne pocket is becoming more Last rhights com munique shows that the allied grip on the neck of salient is A dispatch from French says that General Mangln commanded the allied attacfcnorth of the Its Were very In teresting because us views on the rear as as Flames and in the In a most awkward REPULSED attacks were renewed by the Ger man on along the Ourcq Riyjir during the night of Tuesday but were repuls assaulting partita which tem porarily penetrated American lines near Ing put off by mapMne gun fire and their members wound ed or General Perching Southwest of the Meuniere American after The French Army August With the tall of f fighting continued between lies and the side of sal led pbservers tepor that bodies of Ing precipitately northward alofig the road leading about midway tween Soietons and I t yf the most bitter nature marked the advance eait of Sergy on correipondent of Amtfb can i Bel levue north of lage of wai tht German strong from It j ;