Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 7, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta
AlKiUST 7. 1'JIS CROSS HtMHOPrgOF VICTORY BLASTED. ADMIT GERMAN PAPERS FORMER KEIiENSKY MINISTER KILLED Paris, Aug. the'Havas Terestchenko, minis- ter of foreign affairs In the, cab- inet ol Premier Kerensky, has been assassinated at Poltava, ac- cording to an announcement made by the Hamburg Fremdenbladet and reprinted by Paris newspap- ers. The identity of hit assassins, it Is declared, Is not known. lierman Papers Now There is No Hope of Vic- tory for Them. DEFEATS ON ------_ WESTERN FRONT CAUSE ,jut Turncd and Fled as Amer T.RF AT DRSPONDENCY Turned on Machine Allies Cross Yesle River; Repulse German Attacks t GREAT DESPONDENCY London, despon- dent tone of the latest German press comr.-.ents Is emphasized dally in special dispatches from Holland. A despatch to the Daily Mall from The Hague today in- cludes an editorial In tho Dussol- dorf Nachrichlen which says that nobody 'looking into the future can see an end to the war, "For though1 it is true that the might come it.adds, "it could only be an end cf terror as In Russia." The VorwaerU 9f Berlin says .that events of recent days at lart have shattered the illusion, creat- ed by inspired optimism, that Ger- many is-Invincible. It says: "The German at last realize the colossal gravity of the situation. L'et' us, have couraga to a'dmit.thaXas.lbn'g.'as the war is., not ended_it Is not Won and can_ be lost." HpUR. The. principal North German organ of the Majority Socialists, r the Buergcr Zeitung of Bremen, says: "Black and dark is the liour. The sacrifices made by the people are immeasurably large and those }f the fifth year of the will be gigantic, but no refreshing breath of freedom and civic equality blows through the oppressive night of our discontent." HOPES BLASTED NOW Zurich, Aug. German hope of ending the war by a tary decision before the arrival of Americans was blasted by the recent allied offensive, the Social- ist newspaper A'rbcitcr Zeitung of Vienna points out In concluding a recent article on the military t "All the expjnnallons and com- ments cannot alter the fact that double offensive the gain ground, and consequently the only visible sight of success, is on the allied the newspaper says, icitns Turned .'on'Machine _, Guns London, Aug. American patrols crossed the Vesle: after tho occupation of. Ftsmes.is told In a ills natch Iroi" a correspondent of the Daily Mail on tlie dat ed Monday. "The Germans have fortified a num boV of poMUoiis'north of the Vesle and close to lie- eays. "Tvr of the divisions, the line here and one o! them ,if believed to be a strong one ih.e reserves o. Crown Prince Rupprechl. of Bavaria. -Early this morning -American jar- ties waded the of Fismes. where it flowe at n good pace. They wei-o under roacnlnegqn firs from Ilic.slope's along Ihe'river and artil lery fire from hclghlsVmore'to the rear. From the uorlli side tho Am erieans pushed on -while, their arlil lery shellqd tho. German, positions in tensely East'of mounted patrols'crpSECil'the.river lo- day.. F.ousht'Desperately... o( Fkmus ycsle-rilay. tli'e Germans' in the slreets for some, time .but finally broliO- and American .machine gunners punishing tli'ern severely as they fled down tlie'BlopcB to Ihe cEle. "German snipers and machine gun- ners are Btill in houses'miFIsmes, al- though the Americans, have been Ihefe for twenty-four "Increasing reslstuiicV is expected __i by way of Berlin, has issued-a proc- lamation denouncing .as traitors, punishable with death, 'all repre- sentatives of the Soviet power 'who desert their posts before hav- ing done everything possible for READY TO ABROGATE TjHE BREST TREATY London, -Russian Revolutionary party which is op- posing the BolshevlKI government, has sent a' direct .appeal to the British Labor party..urging that ef- forts'be .ma'detto. convene .ternatlpnalj Soeialilt conference.. The ap'p_eal d'eilar'es that the Rgs- sU'n" Revblutiorra'ry parly Is' ready to woVk in' union with the Europ- ean Socialists to re-establish tLc- national power: ot Russia and to abrogate 'the- "shameful. Brest- Litovak Irealy." the' launching of 123 vessels, totalling deadwelsht tons and the delivery of 41 others of dead weight tons) new world's shipbuilding records were esiaii- July'by Amirlcari chip-, yards, the shipping board an- no'unced last night. -The July launchings alone were greater than thoseTof any single year In the past, Aug. gain In nil onnl ctflclency ls so great as a result t waMhne llmior rcslrlclionB that It s certain Great Hrllaln will never re- urn lo pre-war conditions In this re- garil, according to a, statement made o Ih'e .Associalerl I'resa by Uaron Aber'horii dialrman of the national lOard 'ot control, which has with.the'drink proWern, D'- AberDOn gafd: f I "Tho.regulallons limiting Ihe lioiirai o( iirovldine for "ie rlllullon of cpIrilVand beer and forbidding Ircal- Ing, have resulted in remarkable- de- creases in drunkenness and the dis- eases Incidental to drlnWcg. The level n( rtrilnkenness loday about half that 6f a sear ago, when II was one- third thil of Ibe pre-wir There has been a genera! o( about S3 per eonl In drinking among hoth men arid women, progress of Improvement has been so rapid and continuous Ibe goTCrnntcnl la-ftilfy no jturtlier conlemplsteil Is German Fleet Making to Attack British? MarsKal t Von Hindenburg and General Lud- endorffjn' order lo maintain Ihelr prettlge and stimulate the depress- >d'morale'at h6me, usually well Informed, observers here Insist, Intend to strike a blow against the' Brlllih front In conjunction with the German fleet, An order Issued by the new chief of the German slaff, Admiral, Schtrr, U-said to, express the wish ofilhe fleet to attack ths British naval forces.. Meinwhllo the lull on, the Rhelmi-Solsions front continues. It Is believed are piittlng thilr.heavy..artillery In dlsglnj in wjth'the Inlenlion the poiitlcns between the Veile and the Aline as long'u poitlble. The allies have only light fdr.ces north of .arid ed to Await be- fore pressing ths offenilve If the allied commanders judge It op- pdrtune.to push home sn 'on that sector. Marcel Hutln In the Echo De Parli Slys there Is n4 hurry declares ths. proof that the Germans aro suffering ser- iously from the lick of effectlvei Some observers believe that the Germans are regrouping their dlv1- iilons-ln proparatlotT for broad defensive rather than fer an early: orfemllve, Refufecd Offer of Austrian Em- peror fo Lay Down Arms And Get Amnesty Washington, Aug. Vlad- imir liurvan, formerly ot the Russian army but v ho (3 now an officer in .tho. army ot operating in Siberia, has reacted Washington to give'a dealled report upon the Czecbo. Slovak array in Russia, to Trot. T. .G. Maharyalt, president of the Czecho- slovak national council and comman- der in chief of the array. Captain llurvan arrived in Washington from Vladivostok today and the As- r satiated Press an account ot some ot Ihe experiences of Iho army ot escap- ed prisoners. He told how alter peace treaty was signed by the "Imviki government Ihe army of men was In Ukrainia Tile Germans advanced against Czechs in overwhelming nundwrs and the emperor ot Austria sent jOspeclal convoy with the promise that ,lt the disarmed they would receive, amnesty and their lands vojld made Refused Offer -The answer .was that they wanleil no dealings with tho-Auslrlan'ein.pef-, or. A battle with the Germans .was. fought for.'four clays during the re- treat from Kiev and the Czechs were to a point where tho Ger- man commander offered a mur truce, which was accepted. In his tiattlo the Czechs'lost about six undrcil men< while, two ttcjisaad Ger- mans-ffcro burled In one .day. Bolsheviki Disarmed Thus, the.Czechs Dicaned from Ut- ralnla ami still iralntaincd friendly relations.with the Bolsheviki. They turned over arms, horsel. aiilomobllca and other equipment which had been iakon from Iho Germans t6 a large, extent. Later al Irkulsk a Iraln with 400 Czechs on board, armed with Ion. rifles and.twenty haiid surrounded by several thousand Red Guards 'with machine guns and can' At B. command in tha Red Guards began ,Tho Ctecha Jumped from--the train and It Iwa mlnulcs, Captain Hurvan sajs, aliens machine guns weroNn. Ihelr posses- sion, the Russian Bolsheviki disarm- ed and all the Oermani and Magyars 'done away, with'1 Captain Hurvan that the consolidation of r Ilussli li possible and he thinks that the Czechoslovak army will M assistance In this talk.