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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - August 7, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME XI. LETHBKIDGE, ALBERTA.. \VI-:i)^l':SDAY, AUf.US'i" 7, UHX NIMBER 201 ALL CROSS VESL HUN HOPES OF VICTORY BLASTED, ADMIT GERMAN PAPERS FORMER ICERENS.KY MINISTER KILLED Paris, Aug. 7.-(By the-Havas Aoeticy.)-M. Terestchenko, minls-te.- of foreign affajra in the cabinet of Premier KerenBl believed to be a Htrons? one from tlie reserves of (,'rowu Prince Uupprecht of Bavaria. "l-Jarly (ills morning American par-tie.s wiuled the VQsliv^veBt of Fismes, ivJicre il flows nt a gooil pace. They were under machine gun' fire from the slopes along' the river and artillery fire from heights more to the rear. I''roni the north side the .\m-oriciuiR pusliGd on -while their artillery shelled the German positions intensely. Kast of Fismes Amoricaii mounted patrols crosBOd the river today. Fought Desperately. "At llio taking of Fjemes yesterday. I lie Germans fought desperately in the streets for some time but finally broke- tind ran, American machine gunners punishing tliera severely as thev fled down the slopes to the VOBlB. "German snipers and maciiine gunners are still in housee in FIbiucs, al-tiiough the Americans have been there tor twenty-four hours. "Increasing re.sistauco is expected as we approach the enemy's main lino of dot'en.se. .Meanwhile the Americans are driallng -with the enemy machine gunners left behind in the fields of wHving corn." Allies Cross Vesle River; Repulse German Attacks On the Fcench Front in France, Atig. 7.-(2:S0 p.m.) - (.\s.^oi-.iated Press.)-The allies today ^l\v^^^\� n force across the River Vr^lc. it met and defeated the Gorniam,. The enemy launched a strong ((miner atluci? which was repulsed by a violent barrage. A French-.\merican Coi-cc sained a tooting on (he north banic of tiio river to the oast of Hraisno last evening. It attacked tlie enemy and took more tlian 100 prisoners. Soon afterward the (iermiin.-i launcli-ed a counter attack witii a lieavy artillery barrage, but could not dislodge the allies who stuck to the positions they liad won. The enemy appears to have strong forces In this neighborhood. Allies Have Turned Corner In War; Victory Is Assured British Force Welcomed at Vladivostok-Official Story.of Landing at Archangel-White Guards are Joining Allies in March on BoUheviki-^Tro'^ky Terms Traitors Thosii ,Who Desert Bolsheviki Novf I VESLE SUB U. S. LIGHISt Came Within Half Mile of Shotc Off Cape Hat-teras Washington, Aug. 7.-The Diamond Shoals Lightship off .'Cape Hatteras, N.C, was shelled and sunk by an enemy submarine late yesterday, the navy department was today Informed. The crew, who took to their boats, have reached shore safely, The submarine came within half a mile of shore, according to the brief report which reached the navy department. Gen. Berthalot Captured Batteries of Heavy and Field Guns with the .French Army in Franco, Aug. 7.-^Tlie army of General Her-tlialot, whoso operi'.tioii'liada marked effect in bringing ^about the retreat of the Crown Prince across the Vesle by breaking down the eastern pivot of Ills line southwest of Hheiras, effect-!-ed largo captures of material during Iho fighting. In one wood alone 300,-000 shells of heavy calibre were taken, in addition to immense auantltiea of other material. This arniy also caplifred several batteries of lieiivy wid field guns which lire now being used against the enemy. Us booty compriaoH also. In addition to ;!7,'i machine guue, hundreds of light trencli mortars.-^- The army's bag of prisoners exceeds-2000. Paris, Aug. 7.-Indications are that the German high command is ail ready to proceed with another shortening of the western front on a different sector from that Ijetween Soissons nnd Rheims, according to a Zurich dispatch to the Matin quoting a Berlin dispatch to the BadlEche Press of Karlsruhe, This operation, it is added, has in view not only the occupation of more favorable positions but more particularly the release of a, considerable number of divisions. London, Aug. 7.-In an attack carried out this morning southwest of Morlancourt, the British regained the ground taken from them by the Germans along the Brby-Corble Road, north of the Somme. The British line astride the Clarence River on the Flanders front has been advanced a short distance, says today's War Office announcement. A few prisoners were taken during the course of the operation. GAINED GROUND Paris, Aug. 7.-Freeh troops last night in the IVIont Didier area gained ground south of Frami-court and southeast of Mont Didier, the War Office announced, REPULSED ATTACKS Paris, Aug. 7.-Along the Vesle the French continue to repulse German attacks especially between the Braisnes and Soissons. The War Office announces that one hundred prisoners have been captured east of Braisnes. The Germans today made local attacks against the French positions south of Auberlve in Champagne. They were repulsed. French troops last night made further gains in the Mont Dldler region. New German Line-Toronto, Aug. 7.-Percivttl Glbbs, in il special cable to the Jlull and Empire, says: "The new German line across the Ancre now skirts the high grounds north of Dernaucourt, thence running east of Meaulte in tUsl sector. There: fore the rival armies contpont each other across a broad and fairly deep valley over which an infantry advance either way would be dlfflcult and cost- u. imm London, Aug. 6. - 'General Foch, by his counter stroke had driven the enemy bad;, .ind although the danger was not over, he would be a sanguine man on the German general st.iff v;ho would now predict thst Germany could obtain a military victory," said Premer Lloyd George today. The premier characteriied General Foch's offensive as "the most brilliant in the annals of war." The Germans, declared the premier, had attempted their land offensive, because the submarine offensive had failed. * Mr, Lloyd George st.ited that during the month of July 300,080 American troops had boon brought over, 185,000 of them in British ships. Since August, 1914. including those already with the colors. Great Britain .-lone, said the premier, had raised for the army and navy, 6,250,000 men, for the most part voluntarily. The Dominions had contributed 1,000,200 men, and India 1,250,000. .One hundred and fifty German "submarines have been destroyed, Mr. Lloyd George announced, more than half of them in the last year. lUiSSlLOiER S' IRON m EVOLTAGl SERVICOHSOBS Hun Crews Sink Their Own Subs in Order to Escape 0 Horrors No Matter How Much They De sire Peace, Thy Cannot Act Shanghai, Aug. 3. - British troops landed at Vladivostok at dawn today, says a dispatch from that city. They received a friendly reception. London^yAug. 7.-Rumors of a revolt by German sailors at Wil-helmshaven in protest against continuation of the submarine war are in circulation, according to a dispatch to the i^xpress from Amsterdam. It is reported that propagandists among the men incited sailors about to leave on submarine cruisers to attack their officers and surrender thalr. ships or seek an opportunity to sink them -and 'get themselves Intsrned In neutral harbors. More than fifty submarines are said to have disappeared. Twenty three of the ring leadora of the revolt are reported to havo been avreEted and sentenced to deatii. Many others have been arrested at Kiel and elsewhere, it is .idded. The oorresponilent who .sends the reports admits tl'ut the stories are corfilcting and tlf.' facts /nro difficul to ascertain. Zurich. Aug. 7.- (Toronto Jlail and l-^mpire Cable)-The strained relations which exist between Turkey and Bui garia are causing anxiety at Berlin. How profound is Turkey's present misery may bo gathered from the following report received from a highly connected neufrnl, wlio arrived here after a long residence at Conatanti-noi)le. "The hatred of the Germans," he said, "is very bitter among the masses of the population. Yet Turkey was never more effectively under control and domination than she is today. Nobody who has come into close contact with the people can doubt the ox-tent and genuineness of tlio cry tor peace, but the possibility of separate peace is too remote for serious consideration. "The Young Turk party governs Turkey with an iron hand and whatever private doubts some-of tlie members of the commit-tee on union and progress may begin to tcel, they will proclflim their faith in German in-viucibility and their confidence that Germany at the peace conference will bo strong enough to exact from tlto British that consideration part of the .Turklsli empire tlioy now occupy," Vancouver, Aiig. 7.-The Vancouver Kotelmon'B Aesociatton tliroHgii ll;a nocretary has written to tho police commission protesting against tlie annoyancocaiisod mombors of tlie as-Koclutlon by the pveconce on British Columbia pi'omlscn of Intii;;lcafed jior-Kona and domantUng a stricter ou-tovcemcnt of tho prohibition law. Tho cutnmisBloii is tuklus due action. HURRICANE DOES MILLION DAMAGE - -Nl Lafayette, La., Aug, 7,-A telephone message (deceived here early today from Lake' Charles, La,, said/that the loss in ,thxit city from a hurricane last night will exceed^$1,JK)0,000. The wind vel-I ocity reached 120 miles an hour and contlnupd for nearly fifteen minutes at that speed. A meosago received from De-quincey, sixty miles north of Lake Charles, says six persons have boefi killed in the storm.- ANOTHER IS SUNK OFF ATLANTIC COAST Canadian Atlantic Port, Aug. 7. -An American schooner arrlvid-nt (in Atlantic po'rt this morning, with C5 n^embers of the craw of a Japanese freight steamer, torpedoed off the Atlantic Coast, SOON AS POSSIBLE Washington, Aug. 7.-In urging enactment of the man-power bill, extending draft ages from 18 to 45 years. General March�^chief of staff, toltl the senate military committee today that the war department plans an army of approximately 5,0-00,000 men to be raised as soon as possible. While realizing the Importance of the measure, General March said he did not believe it necessary to recall congress before the present recess plan expires on August 24, provided the l^ill could be reported at that time. worst"heat in seven years' record Toronto, Aug. 7.-Tho maximum ^ei-nporature of 106 degrees re-ported from London yesterday, is tho highest officially recorded for any point In Canada in the last oeyo;i years. Sfoneoliffa, in the bttawn Valley, where there is a meteorological station, on July 3, 1011, reported a maxirnum of 109 and Medicine' Hat reported 108 In July, 1686. ' LiOR RESIRICI'NS ^ HAVEEFFECI Britain is Not Likely to Return To Pre-War Conditions London, Aug. 7.- Announcement of the landing of allied troops at Archangel and of further success for the Czechb-Slo-vaks is made in a Russian government wireless message received here. Describing the situation in the north and east it says: "At Archangel British and French have landed. They are advancing along the railway. Our staff is at Odzerskai, one hundred miles south of Archangel. "On the Czecho-Slovak front af-^ ter the fail of Samara and Ufa, the Czechs have captured Novo Nikoiai-cvesk, Ekaterinburg and. � Simbirsk. On the Don we have retreated to Poverino. Wo are sending reinforcements toward Kazan and Simbirsk. Today the Czecho-Slovaks shelled Kazan." WHITE GUARDS AID ALLIES Kandalaska, Monday, Aug. 5.- (Associated Press)-Volunteer detachments of White Guards are giving aid to the allied units pursuing the Bolsheviki forces retreating southward from Archangel. The new Archangel government has arrested most of the Bolsheviki leaders who had not fled. The Bolsheviki commissioner of war was killed, otherwise the change In government, virtually was bloodless. Before the allied troops landed at Archangel the local Bolsheviki issued a proclamation to the troops urging violence toward allied citizens. SAYS THEY ARE TRAITORS Amsterdam, Aug. 7.-Leon Trotzky, the Bolsheviki war minister, says a Moscow dispatch by way of Berlin, has issued a proclamation denouncing as traitors, punishable with death, all representatives of the Soviet power who desert their posts before having done everything possible for defense. He alludes to allied occupation of Archangel and the flight of the local Soviet. Trotzky orders immediate arrest of those members of the Archangel Soviet who can be regarded as deserters and will put them on trial before a revolutionary tribunal. GO TO ARCHANGEL ^ Kandalaska, Russian Lapland, Monday, Aug. 5.-The United States ambassador to Russia, David R. Francis, arrived here today from the Murman Coast and will remain at Kandalaska pending developments. The allied diplomatic corps expects to move to Archangel soon. New Archangel Govt. Kandalaska, Aug. 7.-The new government of Archangel includes In its supervision the .Murman terrltoi'y and It Is prepared to assume relations, diplomatic, fluaucial and industrial, witii' foreign nations for the rogiou of thu north. The heads of the government, which includes. veprpseuUitives, o� six of tlie Russian northern provinces, are members of tho group which proclaims Itself to bo -working for the restoration of real democracy in Russia. CZECH ENVOY IN U. S, TELLS OFt READY TO ABROGATE THE BREST TREATY London, Aug. 7.-The Russian Revolutionary party which is opposing the Bolsheviki government, has sent a direct appeal to the British Labor party urging that effort's'be made to convene an International Socialist conference. The appeal declares that the Russian Revolutionary party is ready to work in union with the European Socialists to re-establish the national power of Russia and to abrogate the "shameful Qrest-Litovsk treaty." NEW SHMLOING RECOROINM Washington, Aug. 7.-With the launching of 123 vessels, totalling 631,944 deadweight tons and the delivery of 41 others of 235,025 dead weight tons) new world's shlgbuilding records were established in July by American shipyards, the shipping board announced last night. The July launchlngo, alone were greiiter than those \f any single year in the past. Refufeed Offer of Austrian Em peror to Lay Down Arms And Get Amnesty London, .\ug. 7.-Tito gain lit uat-ional otflcioncy is so groat as a result of war-time liauof restrictions that it is certain Groat Britain will never return to pre-war ('oiidltions in this regard, according to a statement made to the Associated Press by Baron D'-Abernon, chairman of the national board of control, wlilch has to deal with the drink problem. Baroii D'-Abernou said: "The regulations limiting the hours of sale, providing (or the dilution of spirits and beer and forbidding treating, have resulted in remarkable decreases in dniiikennoaH and the disease? incideuial to drinking. The level ot .drunkenness today is about half that of a year ago, when it was one-third that ot the pre-war time. There has been a general decrease of about S3 per cent in drinking among both men arid women. \",Tho progress of improvement has boon ao rapid and I'.ontin'uoua that the giovernraont Is fully Batlsifled.and no ,Curt.Uer restrictlona.'.are Contemplated. Is German Fleet Making Ready to Attack British? Paris, Aug. 7.-Field Marshal* Von Hindenburg and General Lud-endorffj.ln order to maintain their prestige and otimulate the depressed morale at hoine, usually well informed observers here insist. Intend to strike a blow against the British front in conjunction with the German fleet. An order Issued by the niew chief of tho German admiralty staff. Admiral Scherr, is said to express the wish of the fleet to attacK the British naval forces. Meanwhilo the lull orv the Rheims-Soissons front continues. The Germans, It Is believed here, are ptitting their heavy artillery In pla�e and digging themselves / in with'the intention of defending the positions between the Vesle and the Aisne as long possible. The allies have only light forces north of the Vesle and are obliged to await their heavy guns bo-fore pressing the offensive If the allied commanders Judge It opportune to pi)sh home an attack on that sector. Marcel Hutin" In the Echo De Paris says there is no hurry and declares the allies have proof that the Germans are suffering seriously from the lack of effectives. Some observers believe that the Germans are regrouping their dlv-Islona'ln preparation for a broad defensive rather than for an early offensive. Washington, Aug. 7.-Captain Vlatl-imir llurvan, formerly of tlie Russian army but who Is now an omcer in tho army of Czecho-Slovaks operating in Siberia, has reached Washington to give a deailed report upon the Czechoslovak army in Russia to Prof. T. 6. Maharyak, president ot the Czechoslovak national council and commander in chief of the army. Captain Hurvan arrived In Washington from Vladivostok today and gave the As-sotlated Press an account of some ot the experiences ot tho army ot est;ap-od prisoners. He told how after the peace treaty was signed by tho Bolsheviki government the Czecho-Slovalc army of 50,000 men was in Ukrainla. The Germans advanced against the Czechs in overwhelming nun|bers and the emperor ot Austria sent a'special convoy with tho promise that if the Czechs disarmed they would r'eceiva amiiesly and their lands would made free. Refused Offer The answer was that they wanted no dealings with the Austrian emperor. A battle with the Germans was fought for tour days during the retreat from Kiev and tho Czechs wore victorious to a point where the German commander offered ii forty-eight hour truce, which was accoptoil. ' In this battle tho Czechs lost about six hundred men, while two thousand Germans 'were buried in one day. Bolsheviki Disarmad Thus, the Czechs escaped from TTk-rainla and still maintained friendly relations with the Bolsheviki. They turned over arms, horses, automobiles and other equipment which had been taken from the Germans to a large extent. Later at Irkutsk a train with 400 Czechs on board, armed ivlth ten rifles and twenty hand grenades, was surrounded by several thousand Red Guards with machine guns and cannon. At a command in German, tha Red Guards began firing. The Ciecha jumped from- the train and iB five minutes. Captain Hurvan says, all tha machine guns were in their possession, the Russian Bolsheviki disarmed and all the Germana and Magypra "done away with."  Captain Hurvan believes that the consolidation ot Russia is possible and he thinks that the Czocho-Slovuk army will b� ot ureal assistance la this t{iik. 27 39 3458?756 ;