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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - August 6, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta / � VOLUjMK XI. LETHflRlDGE, ALBERTA. ' 'ITHSOAY, AUCUJST (5. 1918 NUMBER 200 RUSSIA MAY DECEARE WAR ENTENTE FORCE IS NOW MING LANDED AT ARCHANGEL Allied Forces Have Been Landed at Archangel- Japan May Send Force Too BOLSHEVIKI LOSING GRIP THROUGHOUT EASTERN RUSSIA VON CAPELLE MAY QUIT AS RESULT OF SUB. FAILURES Zurich, Switzerland, Aug. 6.- Admiral Von Capelle, German minister of marine, will resign soon, according to Berlin dispatciies to the Stuttgart Tageblatt, the Munich Zeltung and the Augsburg Zcltung. Admiral Von Capelle succeeded Admiral Von TIrpltz as German minister of marine in March, 191n. His reported resignation may have some connection with the retirement of Admiral Von Hoetzcn-dprff, head of tl^p naval general staff, announced on August 2. Several days before his announced retirement Von Hoetzendorff had apolozized for the failure of German submarines to sinit transports. ZEPf EUN WAS NDENBURG IS London, Aug. 6,-It is reported from Moscow, by way of Berlin that the BolshevikI government In Russia is considering a declaration of war against Japan, says an Exchange Telegraph dispatch from Copenhagen today, London, Aug. 6.-Otficlal announcement was made today of .the Inndlng of the allied forces, naval and military, at Archangel on August 2. The landing was in concurrence with the wishes of the Russian population, it Is stated, and created general enthusiasm. / WITH ENTHUSIASM Washington, Aug. 6.-The first official report on the landing of allied troops at Archangel reached the state department today through diplomatic channels. The dispatch said the,|JppMlaee greeted ihe troops with* grriat enthusiasm. Washington, Aug. G.-Czecho-SIovak lort-es In Slberln will remain there und co-oiieratc fully with the allied /orcos being sent to llidlr ussistancB, rccordinK lo ordDrs issued today by 3'rof. T. G. Ma8s.^ryk, president of the ("zocho-Slovak national council and commander oC the Czecho-Slovak ar-Inioa.  Tlii'ouKh the commiinder of the Joi'ccs in tlio region of Vliidlvo.slok. tleueral DIeterlcha, the Czecho-Slovak iirmies are reminded that Uiey are in llio territory ot ii friendly imtlon and lliiit (hoy are to oppose fn the jilace the Auslrians and Germans, but jilso any Russian faction allying Itself with their enemies or the eneraieB ot the aliioa. They are reauested by the nriers, however, to continue their policy of neutrality In Uussian internal administrative affairs. Losing Their Grip AniHteriiam, Aug. -It la dally ho-roming clearer that Bolsheviki influence now only extends to tiie iurser towns in Western Russia, snya a Her-Jin dispatch to tlie Tranktort Zeltung, V-lille the oast is Incrouslnsly rlip-)iing out of their hands. The Oci'man governraent, the dispatch adds, ap-liarently shares this view. Japan's Views Toklo. Aug. 3.- (By Assoclatort Tress)-Premier Count Tcrauchi, In a Btatemont concerning allied ii.'^tlon in Blberla, said tlie Japanese government V'ould take further military measures In caso the position of the Czccho-, Slovaks demanded It. The prjniler al-HO Indicated that It the chaotic situa-lion in Siberia continued, tlio gov-ornment might find It naceasary to Rdopt suitable military measures to 00 reward to anyone giving information that will lead to the arrest and punishment ot "any" of the enemy agents who, it Is alleged by the Herald, in-test Halifax. col. Mclennan killed. Montreal, Aug. 6.-Private cable advices brought news today that Lieut.-Col. Bartlett McLennan, D. S.O, had been killed. No details are available. He is well known In business, sporting and philanthropic circles in Montreal. A\ member of many clubs, he was an enthusiastic horseman and hunter. Montreal. Aug. C-Tlie i)arliament ot Canada, far from having the right toTIelegate to the govfinor-general in council power to susiiciul the riglit ot habeas corpus in Caiuida, does not oven possess for Itacir iliat power of suspension. This wa.'; the conclusion ot judgment rendered tliis morning in the superior cpurt by Justice Monte, in ordering the mililary authorities to release Blanchay and Strulovlich, two young men ot foreign hirih, now lield as draftees. There was another issue m the Blanchay and Strulovitch casjs. that of nationality. In thin judge held that inasmuch as the two petitioners had not voted at the hi-st election liiey could not be called up )n to perform mil tary duty. In the case ot the Judge said that according to the allegations of the military authorities, Itousse was a consenting party when a certain physician Injected Into his system the germs ot u loathsome disease in order lo unfit him for military servit'o. "If the petitioner wished to make himself iinnt tor military service and actually did what is alleged. 1 will npt Inlerfevc. They ma^- take him and send him to the front," said Judge Monte. OLD FIIES ARE ENTIILREPOLSEO Germans Make Effort to Wrest Back Some of Territory in Salient, But Without Success-Allies Holding Firm Along Entire Line-Germans Use Artillery Extensivly in Attempts-Gas Shells Thrown by Hundreds Into Allied-Lines. \4 S SHOT; ARREST MADE Maclood, Aug. (1.-As a result of a Bhot from a gun Joo Hodge, ot Mud Lake, is In the hospital. On Sunday afternoon while looking tor some of Ills stock ha met his neighbors, Mr. nnd Mrs. Wright, on the I'oad driving In a buggy. After Rome convorsallon Mr, Wright was taking .the shot gun li'om the buggy, and In some manner the gun went off, part of the charge Btrlking .roe Hodge in the side of thw face. Ho was brought to the hospital wham ho Is now under the doctor's caro. When ho is recovered suffl-clenlly to attend' court the case will 1)6 up before the' magistrate. In '.he meantime Mr. Wright Is held In cus-tocly. _ LADY RHONDDA WANTS  TO SIT IN HOUSE OF LORDS London, Aug- 6,-Lady Rhondda, widow of Viscount Rhondda, British food xontroller, proposes to claim her right as a peereas to ait In the'houie of lords, according to a report published by the Man-' heatfr Guardian- Binders at Work in Many Fields in District this Week The binders are getting Into thi nnlds In the Lethbrldg^ dUtrl&t In rapid shape^Jiow, and hnrve.9tlnii will bia general In moat parts this week. There is scarcely a district, In spite of the general crop failure, that will not he ablu i.? boast ot some fields .hat will yield falHy wall The header la being brought efTect'.ve use throughout the o;itlru~" district, and much of tjifc gr.iiii will Ijo saved in this w^y. In the illHlrlcts oast, and north of the city cutting has already started, wliil'.' wfist .in 5.-Nine Americans, members of the war commission,. who are in England investigating war conditions, have tissued a statement dealing with the efforts that are being put forward In the United States to' win the war. They say th^t the period of American preparation Is over and that from this time on the one and only business of the United States Is the winning of the war. COBALT FIRE. Cobalt, Ont., Aug, 6,-Fire whhh broke out about three o'clock Sunday morning on Lank Street lies-troyad four tWo.storey stores, the stocka of three stores and the household effects of two families. PARIS UNDER FIRE Paris, Aug, 6.-The German long range bombardment of Turls was cou-tlni'.ed today, Paris, Aug. 6.-North of the Vcsle the Germans have been repulsed in efforts to t^Jslodge French and^merican units which crossed from the south bank. The official statement from the War Office today also reports a French advance to the Avrc, north of Mont DIdicr. Prisoners were taken by the French in the repulse of a German raid southeast of Mont Did-ier. The statement follows: "North of Mont Didler our troops have made progress toward the Avre which they have reached between Braches and Morlscl. A German surprise attack southeast of Mont Didler was checked completely. Prisoners remained In our hands. "On the Vesie front the French maintained their positlqns at many points north of the river despite repeated attempts by the Germans to drive them out. Where-Is nothing of importance to report from the remainder of __the front." GERMAN LOSSES With The French Army ' In France, Aug. 6.-(Associated Press)-(Morning)-The German Crown Prince Is now engaged In reconstituting his shattered divisions behind the lines with the aid of the remainder of the 1919 recruits in the opinion of General Mangin whose army played such a brilliant part in forcing the German retreat from the Marne. Some of the German divisions which took part in this battle had their company strength reduced to less than 50 men... Some companies are still further depleted in number. In addition some of the best divisions of Crown Prince Rupprecht of Bavaria were used in the battle, having been lent to the Crown Prince^ from the armies of the North." BRITISH FRONT.i | London, Aug. 6.-The Germans were active last night in the region north of Villers-Bretonneux, on the front northeast of Amiens, the war office announced today. They threw gas'shells into the. British lines. The Germans attempted to pick off a British post In the district northeast of Merrls on the Flanders front but failed under a British counter attack. HOLD FISMES. With the American Army on the Vesie, Aug. 5.-(By Associated Press.)-American troops lield Fismes and all ottier gains notwithstanding terrific artillery action by the Germans, and in the face of every opposition threw patrols across the Vesie at several places. French troops to their right and , left also calmly went back about the completion of their plans and also moved patrols across the river, the German artillery failing to stop them. It was not expected that eve^ry one of the small detaqhments sent across the Vesie would remain there. In every case they went for a special purposeand most of them will gradually; withdraw to the southern bank. Ameriban parties also crossed tlie river west of Fismes early today. The Germans have made strohg  efforts to dislodge tho^ Americans from Fismes. For the time being that point Is the most active and noisiest along the whole lirve. In the capture of FIsmea' the Americans took seventeen guns. With their crews these weapons had been left south of the Veale to enfilade an advance into Fismes, Some of the German artillerymen also were captured. RETAIN INITIATIVE. Paris, Aug. 6-The determined attack which the Germans have been delivering against the allied advance guardk north of the Vesie have failed to dlaturb the teni-porary atabillzation of the Vesie front, The allied eommand is retaining the initiative in these oper-tttions. :.,. V , . A^uch importance is fittached to- day to the operation reported fur-thcr to the north along the lino between Braches and Marisel, north of Mont Didier. These are pointed to as a direct menace t3 the junction point of the armies of General Von. Hutler and Crown Prince Rupprecht. CONTINUE RESISTANCE. Paris, Aug. 6.-German resistance north of the Vesie Is Lelng continued. The enemy rearguard is standing determinedly along the heights commanding the river crossings where the French light elements which have passed beyond the river are encountering them, says the Havas Agency's re- view of the battletront situation today. The Germans are trying to prevent further allied crossings. POSITIONS UNTENABLE Paris, Aug. C-(Havas Agenoy) -There Is . general agreement  among the military critics that the Germans will not be able to remain long in the region between the Veale and the Aisne where their position is considered untenable. The Echo De Paris lays stress upon the various signs observable of the strategical retreat which the German high command may have In contemplntlon at various points where the French -are attacking. It believes the enemy Is preparing a 'relief offensive" to be launched soon. With tho American Army on th� Vesie, Monday, Aug. 5.- (Associated Press.)-The Germans facing the .\m-oricuns along tho Vesie increased tho intensity of their artillery fire late today, bringing into action guns ot 150-mllllmetres against the forces west of I''lsmo3. During the afternoon tho Germans employed flam" projectors from Ihe  slopes north of the Vesie, whore they appeared to be well organized. Machine guns alap were used repeatedly. The American lines wore also subjected to a heavy lire ['om Geriuaii ISO's and late In the afternoon the enemy raked the hill tops with various kinds ot gas sheila. Tho big gun duels soon became so violent that observation was difficult and maps had tu ho used. FIGHT TO BE FREE So Kaiser Tells. Delegation oC Finns Which Gives Him Liberty Cross AmstGrdaui, Aug. (!.-Tho Nord Doutsclio AUgemelnu,Zeltung of Bcr- ' llu, say,s that the Clerman emperor oiv receiving a Finnish deputation wli,lch conferred on him the Flnnl'ih Liberty Cross, gratefully accepting the crose as a symbol of the unity of the Finnish and the Gorman peoples. The emperor, lu his speech, referred- to the Finns and Germans as fighting lo-gelhor in tho cause ot Fiunlsi'i liberty and Indepondonco and ho expressed the hope that this Independence would lay the foundation for a trustful and cordial relationship between "two pro� gresslve peoples struggling for theJr freedom." Declaring that Germany'i vital struggle had tho effect of helping other peoples to burst their bonds and obtain freedom, the emperor said; "By our deeds we succeed, with- ; out much talking, la acconipllshlns what our enemies never tire of pro-' claiming as their aim, but wUloli they never Intend to realize, namely, the protection of small nations in their struggle for freedom." THE WEATHER ' High.................... ..'..-J e� Low......................... 44 ' Forecast-Generally fair and wttrpi. 04 ;