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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 8, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta .VOLUME XI. ALHKHTA, THURSDAY. AUGUST 8, 1U1S NUMUEK 202 EDITORS PAY VISIT TO THE GRAND FLEET Czech Leader Has Bolsheviki Forces in a Trap Now POLITICAL AND MILITARY ACTIVITY BECOMING MORE NOTICEABLE Foreign Minister Under Kerensky Who Has Been Reported Assassinated. ...Stockholm, Aug. Rus- sian" g'o've'rnmeht has issued a de- claratton that a stale of war ex- ists between-England and Russia, according to a dispatch to the Lo- kat Anzeig'ef of Berlin which prints "it wilh reservation." Amsterdam; Aug. Deni- kine, former chief of staff of the Kus- fiian army is now opposing the Soviet government has penned the ISolshevikl forces in Iho -narrow space between Tanao, Clrcaucasiirand Yekaterlnoda'r, capital of Ihe territory of Uie Kuban, according lo dispatches received here frqnj Kiev. Novo Ross- ysk, on iLe..east coast of tho niack Sea is nbw'trie only large place In the hands of-tho.Bolshsvikl whose troops Kiev noWsp'apers -announce that a .-largeilegis'laliyp assembly of the-Don meet on August 45 Political Activity Ixindon, Aug. and polit- ical activity in- Vladivostok has in; creased, the "correspc-ndenl there of Ihe Dally Hail under date' of Mon-1 day. "The presence hero of General.Hor- valh Is a he adds. "Every one Is speculating concerning his in- Ilorvnth himself is'nol talking. The allied consuls today con- sidered.the Siberian government's re- duest tor 'mediation and deputized Uie Japanese consul to sound General llor- valh as lo whether It was not possible to-arrange a friendly discussion with his opponents. "The counsellors ot the British and French legations ut Pekin have. nr- rived hero. They saw General Her- vath tonight; II is understood they Intended to offer him good advice and lo reaffirm a decision of (he allies not to support any government until cir- cumstances permit a ffrec and full ex- pression of Ihe will of Ihe people." Fly Old Colors Kandalaska, Russian Lapland, Aug. the vessels on which they arrived hero allied repre- sentatives and' staffs left for Archangel yesterday. When Ihey ar- rived hero Iho vessels (lew Iho red ensign of the .Soviel republic. Now. they are flying the oiti Kusslan colors i wilh Hie consent of Uie volunteer crew which syronalhized with Ihe new gov- ernment in Ihe territory of the north. :Escepds Losses By Ton Figures Show Increases SANK CLEARINGS. This week...........5' Last year ...........I.OIWCS Mpreuil, Albancourt and Other Towns Taken in Big New Offensive of Allies Attack Started at Dawn, Has Already Penetrated Germart Lines to Depth of Two of British is to Wipe Out German Amiens. Drastic Action Kecommended To Destroy Monoply of Packing Concerns Washington, Aug. ,cnulsilion ami control of all Ihe prin- cipal stock yards cold storage plants and warehouses antl both refrigerator anil cattle cars been recommended to the prcsiileut by the Federal com- mission to destroy a monopoly which it Swift and Company, Ar- mour and Company. Morris and Com- pany, Wilson and Company, and llio Cudahy Packing Company not only over the meat of the country Louion, a! Hid aTrn'fJun'cJriE the amount of merchant.Eliipa constructed three months ended'June 30, says in ireful put, of the United King- dom and allied and neutral countries exceeds the losses from all causes by gross Ions. Tlie lotol output was tons as against S70.3H Ions for Ihe first quarter of the year. Tho Unlled Kfligdbm built tons, as compared wilh. During July the United Kingdom constructor Ions, as compared with June's Ions which compar- ed wilh July 1016 and 1917, shows an Increase of 171 per cent: respectively. The United Kingdom's total ,oulpul for the first seven months of. the year was Ions. For the year ended July 31, Ihe output was com pared wilh Ilio same period of Ihe pre. vlous year tons. Tho secretary of the admiralty says that the July figures .were nol as lilgl as'usual owing to Iho holidays. Th( Influenza epidemic Iranslent bn marked effect on shipbuilding, as i caused tho abscnco-pf from 5 per cent of the employes of the yards "Having regard for all circumstan- ces I consider the July output reason- ably Ihe statement con- cludes. hut other necessary supplies. The commission's report is based upon exhaustive hearings conducted recent- ly in many cities and was made pub- Hc today through the While House. It has been In the hands of the Presi- dent since July 6 and it was explained that It had not previously been issued "because the President wished first Ip D in possession of full information." The commission said the power of bo ftyo packing Companies "has been and is being unfairly and illegally to manipulate live slock inar- tets; restrict interstate and inlernat- pnal supplies of food; control; thp, irices of dressed meats and .other bods; defraud both the producers, of food and consumers, crush effective Canadian Editors Rapturous Over the Magnificent Sight of the Grand Fleet WATCH MIGrTTY SEA DOGS AS THEY MOVE OUT TO SEA London, Keutera Lim Douglas of the Toronto Mail and Empire, ?ays Canadia newspapermen received ;t new- and o% envheltning sense of the rower o England on seven seas as Li result of visit paid to the Grand Fleet. Th most vivid, pen cannot adequately (1 scribe the magnificent sight of Grand Fleet at anchor, he said. docks and piers, battleships, cruisers, destroyers and 'submarines are. all ready, waiting and anxious not to miss a chance of. meeting the German shlpsJayor Church if, on Iho conllnuatlon of the rioting In Toronto, ho refuses to have Iho Kiot Act read so that the soldiers' can be' used lo n_ncll it. This was Ihe statement mode by Lieut. Col. ivengcrt and the world finally :id heir, accursed menace. It was triklng exemplification of the trull 1 fKnt 'thn t.lw novor, 'vfls ino SlalUIIIUJH. IJL1VUU uluul. wl. .'Ea> S J. A.. MacDonald, assistant judge, advo- cale general for Toronto military dis- trict. 'inls announcement by an olliccr ol Visit To Subs oyr visit lo the sub; marines and arger and better than any Germany Toronto military headquarters Is of they are having difficulty ;in handling them. Accot'ding have caplured Albancourt V and Morlancourt, the heigrits west ofGerisy and the heights south of ai- Paris, Aug. troops at five o'clock this morning be- gan an offensive in of Amiens, the war office an- nounces. The attack is developing.under J HAIG IS COMMANDING London, Aug. troops launched an offensive eart and south cast of Amiens this morning, says a statement from Field Halj today. Early reports indicate that the attack is progressing Tho attack is.under the command of Field Marshal Halg and is on a wide front, the statement adds. The troops engaged, tho British fourth army and the French first army, advanced at dawn. _ ,j ADVANCE OF TWO MILES With Ihe British Army 'In .'France, Aug. In their offensive on the front east of Amiens today, the British have taken i Hahner Wood, Dodo Woods-and probably have possession of the townt of Marcel 'Cave and Lamotle-En-Santerre.- An advance by _the BrWih to Marcel Cave and Lamolle-ErVSanterre would represent a penetration J of approximately two miles into the German lines. ,ijV... TANK3 CROSS VALt-EY 'V London, Aug. Reuters tanks havo I crossed the Avte-Luce Valley In the new drive begun thii morning. TWELVE-MILE FRONT With tho British Army'in British attacked over i twelve mile front on both sides of Somme. They gained all their objectives within four hours and have captured a considerable number of prisoners and guns. j' The line'attucked this morning extends roughly .from-the neighbor- hood of Morlancourt about three and a half miles southwest of Albert, to the Avre Valleyi'south'of Moreull. Details of the finhtinq are coming lo.the rear tlowly. "Going fine conslitutcs lh- best-available Information. The British launched their attack In a mist after only three minutes of artillery preparation. pozecss. Destroyers so new Ibal thelrj y seem yet fresh and armed with' rrefvt-gnns which liko the men who man them are ready on Ihe instant to do 'Ihelr bit. 11 was a novel and in- ItruClive experience for the members of-tbc party lo stand in Uie giant sub- moro than special Interest, in view of marine as it partly submerged In fcn I'licrcillbiy short period of time and watch Ihe ease with which tho mach- inery 'tfas operated nnrt "contro'ijcd and It'was nol difficult for ua ntlcr that ilayor Church's change of mind yes- erday, after announcing .that he 1 read the. ilipl Acl. Six tncm- icrs of the Toronto police force will Ikeh' be suspended liy Iho board of joiicR" commissioners as a resull of oo iniicli use o( Ihe balnn on Salur- (CftNTIN'UF.n OS 4) Woshinglon, Aug. dispatches from Rome today say news has reached there from SwTt- zerland thai Austro-Gernian rain- forcemenfs are being sent In large numbers to both the Italian and Albanian fronts, Another enemy offensive against Italy Is looked for at any time. THE WEATHER High fair and warm London. Aug. are fur ther'stories of Canadians with the Military Cross: A. ma chine gun corps, "drove armorell cars against the enemy massing for an at- tack, inflicting' grca.1- Inss" l.lcu'.., Edward Heglna, "followed Ihe, a protective bafra'ge.'; .Caplaln A. McQuarrlo, Nelson, B.C.. "led n raid, rapturing prisnncra and inflicting .many casual- tics.'-1' Meltl. Hylcy, M.M., nojlwaye. locnnfotivo "which ihail brren lalien over a rj'rcHk In Iho 'jails duflng heavy fire." lay night. was- Riv- en out by Mayor .Church last night.. May Settle Home Rule lo ,an enquiry -6y'Jnhn Dillon, Ihe 'Nationalist.leaded concerning the Edward Ireland, announced of com- mons' bo engaeed helping to drafi it bill which would be likely to" pai's'ihe' house. WILL TAX INCOME OF THE U. g; PKBSIDENT Aug. of the 'Incomes' of-the president, Federal judges, and slate officials fax county and municipal bonds .has been written Into' the revenue bill by'the Housf wayt and means committee. also decided the tentative es- tate to proceeds of insurance THREE MILES ADVANCE London, Aug. to advices received in London, the French and.British forces attacked this morning in the Plcardy sector havt advanced at some points to .a depth of over Ihree miles. The'attack m'ust have taken tde Germans by surprise as the weather has.not been-as such woujd 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 Dldier where the battle line swings to the north, Tho British troops hold a sector' south of the Somrne which joins up wilh the French lines se-ulh of VUlcrc-Bretonneux: Laic Ia3t'wee.k the Germans withdrew lo the east of the Avre In the "region west and northwest of Mont Dldier. Since Ihen Ihe French have beep gaining ground on Ihe same front, A Ime from the .Somme to the Avre and thence soutK .along the river faces fairly open eourltry arid the region of Plcardy In front .of it Is part of the ed by the Germans.Irt-thelrretreat from the Somme In <9l7. A break through in the D.ldler region would have' a feet.upon the to Ypres. AMERICANS CROSS VESLE- With the American Army on the Vesle, Aug. clated r.iv'r Vesle crossed eatt and west-of Fls- -me! late today by additional Am- erican. Infanlrymen. West, Of Fls- mes they are breaking Up count- er by German Infantry and are holding .Ihelr erodn'd despite their enemy efforts. In" support of .the troops who had (Veiled the river during and .Wednesday morning, a detachment of Infantry crossed the" Vesle un4- er a Franco-American barrage jutt before noon today. Two other detachments reached the north bank during the after' noon. The Germans counter-stUcked west c-f Flsmes this afternoon but were scattered by artillery fire. The Americans have pushed ,6n under a heavy, fire and In bitter fighting In which they'used bayonets effectively. A few mans were taken prisoners the others retired. The otiffest resistance now fsc- Ing ;the 'American infantry .north of the Vesle In.the region west of Flsmes Is .frorn ajknoll .north of, Bazoches. Here a. number of.Ger- man machine .gun companies have dug in and are clinging-desperate- ly to the hill tide despite the fire of the heavy allied guns. One of the American detach-' ments which crossed the. today reinforced their countrymen along the Rhelms-SoissonS high- way who aro endeavoring to drivs the Germans from the knoll. Among Ihe prisoners taken to- day were an Otfflcer and several pnvates fr6m'''ar fresh division which, hat just arrived from Otrmin front in ;