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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - August 8, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME XI. , ^ LETHBRIDGE, ALm:IITA. THURSDAY. Ai;(HIST >S. I ill S NUMBER 202 CANADIAN EDITORS PAY A VISIT TO THE GRAND FLEET Czech Leader Has Bolshevlki Forces in a Trap Now POLITICAL AND MILITARY ACTIVITY BECOMING - MORE NOTICEABLE Stockholm, Aug. 8.-The Russian government has issued a declaration that a state of war exists between England and Russia, according to a dispatch to the Lo-Ual Ahzelger of Berlin ' which prints "it with reservation." AitiHterdnm. Aug. S.-(ioiieral Heni-Jiine, forniei' I'lilol' oi' stalT of the lliis-Kiiin army and who is now oiiposiiiK the Soviet Eovcrninonl has pcnncil the Bolshevik! forcpn in tiio luiiTow Bpace belwROU Tanaii, (Micaucasia and Yoltatorlnodar, capital of tlio lurritory of the Kuban, accordlnK to dispatclies recDived horn from Kiev. Novo Itoss-ysk, on the east coa.st of the Black Sea is now the only larse place in the hands of- the Bolshevlki whose troops ere reported to be dcmoriilizod. Kiev nowftpapers announce that n large legislative assembly of the Don Cossack army will meet on August 1.=; Bt'Novo Tchorkask. Political Activity London, Aug. 8.-Military and political activity in Vladivostok ha.s increased, says the correspondent there of the Daily Mail under date of Monday. "The presence hero of General Hor-vath is a riddle," ho adds. "Kvery one is speculating concerning his intentions, -hut Ilorvath himself is not talking. The allied consuls today considered the Siberian government's rc-fluest for modint'on and dopiitizoil llic Japanese consul to sound General Ilorvath as to whether It was not possible to arriinge a friendly discussion witli his opponents. "The counsellors of the British and French legations at Pckin have arrived here. They saw General Hor-vath tonight. It is understood tliey intended to ofl'er liiui good advice and to reaUlrm a decision of the allies not to support any govornmenl until circumstances iicrmil a free and full expression of the will of the people." Fly Old Colors � Kandalaska, Rusaian Ijapland, Aug. 8.-Aboard the vessels on which they arrived hero recently, the allied ropro-Bontativos and tlieir" staffs left for Archangel yesterday. When they arrived hero tho vo.ssol.s flew tho rod ensign of the Soviet republic. Now thoy aro flying tho old Russian colors with tho consent of tho volunteer crew which sympathized with the now government in the territory of tho north. iNS DESECRATE FRENCH CHURCHES Use Clborium as Beer Can--^Other Outrages on Christian Churches Paris, Aug! S.-(Toronto .Mall and JSnipIro Cnhlo.)-Fntlicr John .T. O' Leary of Scranton, F^a., chaplain of a regiment on the Alarne-- and � Veslo fronts, has brought to Paris a silvor clborium and a gold clialico,- such a^ nre found In every Roman Catholic church In' France, the former containing cigarette ashes and the Ititler some dregs of ill-sinelilng beer. The.io wero placed on tho desk of .Monslgnpr Connolly, he;id.of the Roman Catholic chaplains with the Ivnights of Colum-lius and photographed as evidence of tho outrageH committed against French ohurchea by the German invaders. Father O'l.eary said that Sergt. Hawkins of Alabama, when he led a plutoan Into a captured dug-out, found altars, veslraonta, statues, can-delabrus, paintings, a clialico and n clborium, llio lattor having boon used as a boor can. All about wero iinmlK-takealjlo signs of dosocratlon. .Mtiiiy chuvchOH will show this e.\l\',bil as evlrtoncsH of German depravity. Foreign Minister Under Kerensky, Who Has Been Reported Assassinated. SH OUM OF ALUEO COUNTRIES EXCEEDS LOSSES E.xceeds Losses By 296.000 tons -.July Figures Show i Increases ? : ? ? : ? : ? : : : ? -v ? ? :. BANK CLEARINGS. ? .: > : ? : : : : : : : : : : : U. S. GOVT. lY AKE STOCK YAROS STORAGE PLANTS Driistic Action Recommended To Destroy Monoply of Packing Concerns I..oudon, Aug. 7.-The. .'iecretary of tho admiralty in announcing the amount of merchant ships constructed for the three months ended June 30, .says tho output of the United Kingdom and allied and neutral countries exceeds the losses from all causes by 29C,fii)(; gross Ions. Tho total output was 1,;;4",271 tons as against 870,317 tons for tho first tjuarter of the year. Tho I'nited Kiligdom built 442,960 tonsf, as compared with 320,280. During J^ily the United Kingdom constructed 3 11,9-18 tons, as compared with June's 134,159 tons which compared with .Inly lOlii and 1I117, shows an Iitcroasc of 171 per cent, respectively. The United Kingdom's total output tor the first seven months of the year was 9n.'5,l!)4 tons. Far the year ended July 31, tho output was 1,490,025 compared w-lth tlio same period of the previous year 805,147 tons. The secretary of the admiralty says that the July figures were not as high as usual owing to the holidays. The influenza epidemic had a transient but marked effect on shipbuilding, as It caused tho absence of from ,S,"> .to 50 per cent of the employes of the yards. "Having regard for all circumstances 1 consider the July output reasonably satisfactory,' the statement concludes. W'asliinglon, Aug. S.-Govornmnnl, acciuisltion and control of all I he principal stock yards cold storage plants and warehouses and both refrigerator and cattle cars has been recommended to Ihu preslilent by the I'^edoral com-mission to destroy a monopoly which it ilcclares Swift and Company. Armour aud Company. Norris and Com-p.iny. Wilson and Company, and the Cudahy Packing Company exercise not only over the moat of the*country but other necessary supplies. The commission's report is based upon exhaustive hearings conducted recently In many cities and was made puli-lic today through the Wh'ite House. It has boon in the hands of the President since July 5 and it was explained that it had not previously been issued "because the President wished (Irst to be in ijossosslon of full information." Tho commission said the power of tho live pac:klnri companies "has been and is being unfairly and illegally used." to manipulate live stock markets; restrict interstate and International supplies of food; control tho prices of dressed meats and other foods; defraud both tho producers of food and consumers, crush effectivo competition: secure special privileges from railroads and stock yards and municipalities and profiteers. HUNS TO HAVE 12 WIEATJES WEEKS kust Save 300,000 Head of Cattle-Profiteers Hiding Food RE THE D. C. M. London, Aug. S.--Another hatch of Canadians who have bein awarded the Military Medal is gazetted. Among the names are: 512252, Private C. A. Allen, A.S.C.; 522052, Private g; Droderlck, A.M.C; 23455C, Private 0. Buckingham, Mnu-itoba; 22047, Corp. W. C. Dow, lylant-toba; 524073, Private R. Forrosteh A. M, C; 412407, fiergt. W. Glow, Sus-katchewnn; 15252, Sergt. C. C. Greener, Cavalry; S87014, Private A. H. Greonshaw, Saskutchowi n; 22154, Private S. U. Hunter, Manitoba; 781722, Private K. J. Jonnor, Saskatchownn; 101057, Private T. G. Jono.^, Saskatchewan; 820139. Private 'O, Pello, Saskatchewan; 38090, Prlvuto I... A. Pry, Manitoba; S29407, Sergt. F. Keeco, Manitoba. Zurich, Aug. S-(Toronto Mail and Empire)-Von Bretterech, the Bavarian minister of tho interior, announces in parliament twelve meatless weeks lo save the needful three hundred thousand head of cattle. Ho says that the milk and fats supply is unsatisfactory and the whole food supply is seriously endangered by profiteers who continue to hide food. He denies, however, that the Bavarian food supply Is des.perato mid says that rumors calling It black aro I'les. Moreuil, Albancourt and Other Towns Taken in Big New Offensive of Allies T. SERIOUSLY EXPRESS CO. TELLS - STRIKERS TO GO Toronto, Aug. 8,-The Canadian Express Company have taken the one hundred expressmen who walked out at their v/ord and Informed them that if they were not satisfied, they can look for work elsewhere. T lo Rome, Aug. 3.-Italian troops drove In an enemy tidvanqdi post on tho mountain front north of Col Del Rosso yesterday, taking prisoner^ and a machine gun, the war office aiinouncod today.^ An onemy attempt dji tho Italjan'posl-tlono on,the Conone wn^ repulsed  ' ITAL Canadian Editors Rapturous Over the Magnificent Sight of the Grand Fleet WATCH MIGHTY SEA DOGS AS THEY MOVE OUT TO SEA London, Aug. 8.- (Via Routers Ijim-ited)-Mr. Douglas of tho Toronto Mail and Empire, ^ay.s Canadian newspapermen receivpil a new and overwhelming sense of tlu' power of England on seven so;i;; a?; a result of a visit paid to tlio Gr^iud Flnnt, The most vivid pen cannw uilctiuately describe the magnificniu sikIiI of the Grand Fleet at anchor, lie said. .-Vl ' docks and piers, baltlosliiiis, cruisers, destroyers and sulniiarine.s are- all reidy. waiting and anxioirs not to miss a chance of meniiig the Gorman ship.s, but while unalili." to satisfy this desire they long ago succeeded in having cleared all the uceans of ever>' vestigo of German eer( taken by the Franco-British forces in their offensive in Pic-* ardy, the Evening Standard learns. A very considerable nunn-ber of villages haye been captured in the Franco-BritisW offensive and substantial progress has been made, according to news received here this morning. BROKE UP COUNTER ATFACKS ' With the British Army in France, Aug. 8.-(Associated Press.)-In the district north of the Somjne, the Germans are reported to have launched two countter attacks. The British artillery fire broke them both up. The prisoners taken by the British are so numerous that they are having difficulty in handling them. According to reports received this morning, the allies have captured the towns, of Moreuil, Demuin, Albancourt and Morlancourt, the heights west of Cerisy and the heights south of Morlancourt. Paris, Aug. 8.-Franco-British troops at five o'clock this morning be. gan an offensive in the region southeast of Amiens, tho war office announces, Tlie attack is developing under favorable conditions. j HAIG IS COMMANDING London, Aug. 8.-British troops launched an offensive east and south cast of Amiens this morning, says a statement from Field Marshal Halfl today. Early reports indicate that the attack Is progressing satisfactorily. The attack is under the command of Field Marshal Halg and is on a wide front, the statement adds. The troops engaged, th� British fourth army and the French first army, advanced at dawn. ^ ADVANCE OF TWO MILES \ With the B^it^sh Army In France, Aug. 8.-(Associated Press)-In their offensive on tho front east of Amiens today, the British have taken Hahner Wood, Dodo Woods and probably have possession of the towns of Marcel Cave and Lamotte-En-Santerre. An advance by the British to Marcel Cave and Lamotte-En-Santerre would represent a panetratloil \ of approximately two miles into the German lines. , TANKS CROSS VALLEY \ London, Aug. 8.-(By heuter's Limited.)-Franco-British tanks hava crossed the Avre-Luce Valley In the new drive begun this mornlna. / TWELVE-MILE FRONT With the British Army in France, 1i\ug. 8.-(11.30 a.m..)-(Associated Press.)-The British attacked over a twelve mile front on both sides, of / tho Somme. They gained all their objectives within four hours and have captured a considerable number of prisoners and guns. The line attacked this morning extends roughly from the neighbor- ; hood of Morlancourt about three and a half miles southwest of Albert, to the Avre Valley, south of Moreuil. Det.ills of the fighting are coming to the rear slowly, "Going fine" ' constitutes the best available information. The British launched their attack In a mist after only three minutes of artillery preparation. , THREE MILES ADVANCE ' London, Aug. 8.-According to advices received In London, the French and.British forces v/hlch attaolced this morning in the Picardy sector hava advanced at some points to a depth of over three mites. The attack must have taken the Germans by surprise as the weather has not been as such would be generally chosen for the commencement of a new offensive.  ; �WEAKEN GERMAN POSITION An attack southeast of Amiens probably Is* aimed at weakening. If not to wipe out, the German position west of Mont Oldier where tho battle line swings to the north. The British troops hold a sector south of the Somme which joins up with the French lines south of Vlllero.-Bretonneux. Late last week the Germans withdrew to the east of the Avre In tbe region west and northwest of fvlont Dldler. Since then the French have beep gaining ground on the same front, A dne from the Somme to the Avre and thence south vSlong the river faces fairly open country and the region of Picardy In (front of it is part of the region. devastated by the Germans In their retreat from the Somme In March, 1917. A break through in the Mont Dldler region would have a menacing effect upon the Gorman lines from Rheims to Ypras. AMERICANS CROSS VESLE With the American Army on the Vesle, Aug. 7.-(10 p.m.).-(Asso-elated Press.)'-'The river Vesla was crossed east and west of Fis-mes late today by additional Am-erlcarv Infantrymen. West of Fis-mes they are breaking up count-er attacks by German Infantry and are holding their ground despite thei,r enemy efforts. In support of the troops who had crossed the river during Tuesday night and Wednesday morning, a detachment ' of infantry crossed the Veile under a Franco-American barrage Jutt before noon today. Two other detachments reached the north bank during the after, noon. The Germans counter-attacked west of FIsmes this afternoon but were scattered by artillery fire. The Americans have pushed on under a heavy fire and in bitter fighting In which they used thei�| bayonets effectively. A few Gelt mans were taken prisoners whilO the others retired. The otiffest resistance now facing the American Infantry north of the Vesle in tha region west of FIsmes is from a knoll north of, Bazoches. Here a number of German machine gun companies have dug In and are clinging desperately to the hill side despite the fira of the heavy allied guns. One of the American detach-^ monts which crossed the rivsf today reinforced their countrymen along the Rheims-Soissons highway who aro endeavoring to drlva the Germans from the knoll. Among the prisoners taken to. day were an officer and several ' privates from a fresh divlaion which has jUst arrived from th* German front in Ffandera, 08 B/?1C ;