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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 7, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME AUGUST 1JH8 NUMBER 201 ALLIES CROSS VESLE DEFEAT HUNS HUN HOPES OF VICTORY ADMIT GERMAN German Papers Now Admit There is No Hope of Vic tory for DEFEATS ON FRONT CAUSE GREAT DESPONDENCY despon dent tone of the latest German press is emphasized daily in special dicpatches from A dispatch to the Daily Mall from The Hague today in cludes an editorial In the Qussol dorf Nachrichten which says that nobody looking into the future can see an end to the For though it is true that the end might corne it could only be an end of terror as in The Vbrwaerts pf Berlin says that events of recant days at last have shattered the criat cd by inspired that Ger many is It The German people at last realize the colossal gravity of the Lot us have courage to admit that as long as the war is not ended it is not won and can be The principal North German organ of the Majority the Buerger Zeitung of says Black and dark is the The sacrifices made by the people are immeasurably large and those if the fifth year of the war will be but no refreshing breath of freedom and civic equality blows through the oppressive night of our HOPES BLASTED NOW German hope of ending the war by a mili tary decision before the arrival of Americans was blasted by the recent allied the Social ist newspaper Arbeiter Zeitung of Vienna points out In concluding a recent article on the All the examinations and com ments cannot alter the fact that in this offensive the gain of and consequently the only visible sight of Is on the allied the newspaper FORMER KERENSKY MINISTER KILLED theHavas minis ter of foreign affairs In cab inet of Premier Mas been assassinated at ac cording to an announcement made by the Hamburg Fremdentaladet and reprinted by Paris newspap The identity of his It Is is not DESPERATELY IN STREETS OF FISMES N But Turned and Fled as Amer icans Turned on Machine Guns Allies Cross Vesle River Repulse German Attacks British Gain Ground in New and Repulse Ef forts of the Enemy IN MAIN BATTLE CONTINUES ARTILLERY IS STILL VERY ACTIVE American patrols crossed the Veale after the occupation of Kisrnes is told in a dis patch from a correspondent of the Rally Mall on the American dat The Germans have fortified a num r of positions north of the Veale and close to he Two of thn are in the line here and one of them believed to be a Htrong one from the reserves of Crown Prince Rupprecht of this morning American par ties waded the of where flows at a good They wero under machine gun fire from the slopes along the river and artil lery fire from heights more to the From the north side the Am ericans pushed on While their artil lery shelled the German positions in East of Fismes motmted patrols crossed the river to Fought At the taking of Flemes yesterday the Germans fought desperately in the streets for some time but finally brokeand AmeTican machine gunners punishing them severely as they fled down the slopes to the German snipers and machine gun ners are still in houses in al though the Americans have been there for twentyfour Increasing resistance is expected as we approach the enemys main lino of Meanwhile the Americans aro dealing with the enemy machine gunners left behind in the fields of waving TAKEN OK VESLE Berthalot Captured Bat teries of Heavy and Field Guns On the French Fronl in Associated allies today thniw a force across the River It met and defeated the Tlio on emy launched a strong attach which was repulsed by a violent bar A FrenchAmerican COICP gained n footing on the north bank of the river to the east of Braisne last It attacked the enemy nnd tool more than 100 Soon afterward the Germans launch ed a counter attack with a heavy ar tillery but coiilrl not dislodge the allies who stuck to the positions they had The enemy appears to have strong forces in Urn neighbor Allies Have Turned Corner In War Victory Is Assured With the Army in Franca j army of General Iter whose operation1 hada marked effect in bringing the retreat of tho Crown Prince across the Vesle by breaking down the eastern pivot of his line southwest of effect are that the German high command is all ready to proceed with another shortening of the western front on a different sector from that Solssons and according to a Zurich dispatch to the Matin quoting a Berlin dis patch to the Badlsche Press of This it is has in view not only the occupation of more favorable posi tions but more particularly the release of number of an attack carried out this morning south west of the British regained the ground taken from them by the Germans along the BrbyCorble north of The British line astride the Clarence River on the Flan ders front has been advanced a short says todays War Office A few pris oners were taken during the course of the GAINED GROUND troops last night in the Mont Didier area gained ground south of Frami court and southeast of Mont Dld the War Office REPULSED ATTACKS the Vesle the French continue to repulse German attacks especially be tween the Braisnes and The War Office announces that one hundred prisoners have been captured east of The Germans today made local attacks against the French posi tions south of Auberive in Cham They were French troops last night made further gains in the Mont Didier New German Line in a special cable to the Mail and says The new German line across the Ancre now skirts the high grounds north of thence running east of Meaulte in thsi There fore the rival armies confront each other across a broad and fairly deep valley over which an infantry advance either way would be difficult and cost TO RAISE AN General by his counter stroke had driven the epemy nnd al though the danger was not he would be a sanguine man on the German general stnff who would now predict that Germany could obtain a military said Premer Lloyd George The premier characterized Gen eral Fochs offensive as the most brilliant in the annals of The declared the pre had attempted their land of because the submarine of fensive had Lloyd George stated that during the month of July American troops had been brought of them in British Since including those already with the Great Britain f said the pre Iiad raised for the army and for the most The Dominions had contributed and India One hundred and fifty German submarines have been Lloyd George more than half of them in the last Within Half Mile of Shore iaPturQ3 of material during vame wjinin nan ui f In wnfui Off Cape Hat teras Dia mond Shoals Lightship off was shelled and sunk by an enemy submarine late the navy department was today The who took to their have reached shore The submarine came within half a mile of according to the brief report which reached the navy tlio In wood alone 000 shells of heavy calibre were in addition to Immense quantities of other This army also capttfred several batteries of heavy mid field guns which are now being used against the Us booty comprises In addition to machine hundreds of light trench armys bag of prisoners exceeds HURRICANE DOES MILLION DAMAGE Vancouver Hotelmens Association through itia secretary has written to tho police commission protesting against the annoyance caused muinuors of tlie as sociation by the on British Columbia premiseii of per sons and demanding stricter en forcement of the prohibition Tho etMiimission is taking due A tele phone message received here ear ly today from Lake the loss in that city from a hurricane last night will exceed The wind vel I ocity Reached 120 miles an hour and continued for nearly fifteen minutes at that A message received from De sixty miles north of Lake says six persons have beefi killed in the Hun Crews Sink Their Own Subs in Order to JSscape j Horrors of a revolt by German sailors at Wll in protest against continuation of the submarine war are in according to a dispatch to the Express from It is reported that propagandists among the men In cited sailors about to leave on sub marine cruisers to attack their of ficers and surrender their ships or seek an opportunity to sink them and get themselves interned in neutral More than fifty submarines are said to have disap Twenty three of the ring leaders of the revolt are reported to havo boon arrested and sentenced to Many others have been arrested at Kiel and it is The correspondent who sends the reports admits tlut the stories arc corfltctlng and tlio facts Jifficul to ANOTHER IS SUNK OFF ATLANTIC COAST Canadian Atlantic American schooner arrived at iin Atlantic port this with 65 numbers of the crew of a Japanese freight tor pedoed off the Atlantic AS POSSIBLE urging enactment of the manpower extending draft ages from 16 to 45 General of told the senate military com mittee today that the war depart ment plane an army of approxi mately men to be raised as soon as While realizing the Importance of the General March said he did not believe it neces sary to recall congress before the present recess plan expires on August provided the ftlll could be reported at that WORST HEAT IN SEVEN YEARS RECORD maximum temperature of 106 degrees re ported from London is the highest officially recorded for any point In Canada In the last seveji in the Ottawa where there Is a meteorological on July reported a maximum of 109 and Medicine Hat reported 108 In HAVE EFFEC T No Matter How Much They De sire Thy Cannot Act THE ALLIES British Force Welcomed at Landing at Guards are Joining Allies in March on Terms Traitors Those Desert Bolsheviki Mail ami empire strained relations vhich exist between Turkey and Bui aria are causing anxiety at Berlin How profound Js Turkeys present misery may be gathered from the fol owing report received from a highly connected who arrived here after a long residence at Constant The hatred of the he is very bitter among the masses of the Yet Turkey was lever more effectively under contro jnd domination than she is No body who has come into close con tact with the people can doubt the ex tent and genuineness of the cry for but the possibility of separate peace is too remote for serious consid The Young Turk party governs Turkey with an iron hand and what ever private doubts someof the mem bers of the committee on union and progress may begin to they will proclaim their faith in German in vincibility and their confidence that Germany at the peace conference will be strong enough to exact from the British that consideration the empire they now READY TO ABROGATE THE BREST TREATY British troops landed at Vladivostok at dawn says a dispatch from that They received a friendly Announce ment of the landing of allied troops at Archangel and of fur ther success for the CzechbSlo vaks is made In a Russian gov ernment wireless message receiv ed Describing the situa tion in the north and east it saya At Archangel British and French have They are ad vancing along the Our stnff is at one hundred miles south of On the CzechoSlovak front af ter the fall of Samara and the Czechs have captured Novo Ekaterinburg and On the Don we have retreated to We are sending reinforcements toward Kazan and Today the CzechoSlovaks shelled WHITE GUARDS AID ALLIES Associated de tachments of WhiteGuards are giving aid to the allied units pur suing the Bolsheviki forces treating southward from Archan The new Archangel goverriment has arrested most of the Bolshev iki leaders who had not The Bolsheviki commissioner of war was otherwise the change in virtually was Before the allied troops landed at Archangel the local Bolsheviki issued a proclamation to the troops urging violence toward al lied SAYS THEY ARE the Bolsheviki war min lays a Moscow dispatch by way of has issued a proc lamation denouncing as punishable with all repre sentatives of the Soviet power who desert their posts before hav ing done everything possible for He alludes to allied oc cupation of Archangel and the flight of the local Trotzky orders immediate arrest of those members of the Archangel Soviet who can be regarded as and will put them on trial before a revolutionary GO TO ARCHANGEL Russian United States ambassador to David arrived here to day from the Murman Coast and will remain at Kandalaska pend ing The allied lomatic corps expects to move to Archangel New Archangel new gov ernment of Archangel includes In Its supervision the Murman territory and t Is prepared to assume dip financial and with foreign nations for the region of the The heads of the which of are bers of tii6 group which proclaims It self to be working for the of real democracy Britain is Not Likely to Return To PreWar Con ditions gain in nat ional efficiency is so great as a result of wartime liquor restrictions that it is certain Great Jirilaln will nevor re turn to prewar conditions in this re according to a statement made to the Iress by Baron chairman of the national board of which has to deal with the drink Baron D Abernon said Theregulations limiting the hours of providing for the dilution of spirits and beer and forbidding treat have result oil in remarkable de creases in drunkenness and the dis eases incidental to The level of drunkenness today is about half that of a year when it was one third that of the prewar There has been a general decrease of about 83 per cent in drinking among both men and The progress of improvement has beeu eo rapid uucl continuous that the government is fully satisfiedsud no further are Russian Revolutionary party which is op posing the Bolsheviki has sent a direct appeal to the British Labor party urging that ef fortsbe made to convene an In ternational Socialist The appeal declares that the Rus sian Revolutionary party is ready to work in union with the Europ ean Socialists to reestablish national power of Russia and to abrogate the shameful Brest Litovsk the launching of 123 totalling deadweight tons and the delivery of 41 others of dead weight tons new worlds shipbuilding records were estab lished In July by American ship the shipping board an nounced last The July launchlngs alone were greater than those any single year in the Is German Fleet Making Ready to Attack British TELLS BATTLE WIIH Refused Offer of Austrian Em peror to Lay Down Arms And Get Amnesty Marshal Von Hindenburg and General Lud order to maintain their prestige and stimulate the depress ed morale at usually well informed observers here Intend to strike a blow against the British front in conjunction with the German An order Issued by the new chief of the German admiralty Admiral Is said to express the wish of the fleet to attack the British naval Meanwhile the lull the RheimsSoisfons front The it is believed are putting thfir heavy artillery In place and digging themselvec In withthe Intention of defending the positions between the Vesle and the Aisne as long at The allies have only light forces north of the Vesle and are oblig ed to await their heavy guns be fore pressing the offensive if the allied commanders judge It op portune to home an attnck on that Marcel Hutln in the Echo De Paris says there is no hurry and declares the allies have proof that the Germans are suffering ser iously from the lack of Some observers believe that the Germans are regrouping their div isions in preparatlpn for a broad defensive rather than for an early imir formerly of the Russian army but who is now an officer in the army of CzechoSJovaks operating In has readied Washington to give a deailed report upon the Czecho slovak urmy in Russia to president of the Czecho slovak national council and comman der in chief of the Captain Hurvan arrived in Washington Vladivostok today and gave the As sotiated Press an account of some of the experiences of the army of escap ed He told how after the peace treaty was signed by the Bol sheviki government the CzechoSlovalc army of men was in The Germans advanced against the Czechs in overwhelming outers and the emperor of Austria sent aspecial convoy with the promise that If the Czechs disarmed they would receive amnesty and their lands would bo made Refused Offer The answer was that they wanted no dealings with the Austrian emper A battle with the Germans was fought for four days during the re treat from Kiev and the Czechs were victorious to a point where the Ger man commander offered fortyeight hour which was In this battle the Czechs lost about six hundred while two thousand Ger mans were buried in one Bolsheviki the escaped from TJIi rain la and still maintained frieudly relations with the They turned over automobiles and other equipment which had been taken from the Germans to a large Later at Irkutsk a train with 400 Czechs on armed with ten rifles and twenty baud was surrounded by several thousand Red Guards with machine guns and can At a command in tha Red Guards began The Ciecha jumped fromthe train and IB flva Captain Hurvan all tha machine guns were in their posses the Russian Bolsheviki disarm ed and all the Germans and Magyars done away Captain Hurvan believes that the consolidation of Russia is possible and lie thinks that the CzechoSlovak army will eC great assistance in this ;