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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 8, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta Hcmkl VOLUME XL AUGUST 1U1X NUMBER 202 ADVANCE CANADIAN EDITORS PAY A VISrO THE GRAND FLEET Czech Leader Has Bolsheviki Forces in a Trap Now POLITICAL AND MILITARY ACTIVITY BECOMING MORE NOTICEABLE Rus sian government has issued n de claration that a state of war ex ists between England and according to a dispatch to the Lo kal Anzeiger of Berlin which prints it with Deni former chief of staff of the Rus sian army and who is now opposing the Soviet government has penned the Bolsheviki forces in tho narrow space between and capital the territory of the according to dispatches received here from Novo Ross on the east coast of the Black Sea is now the only large place in the hands ofthe Bolsheviki whose troops ere reported to be Kiev newspapers announce that a large legislative assembly of the Don Coaaaek army will meet on August 15 ttNovo Political Activity jjr and polit ical activity in Vladivostok has in says the correspondent there of the Daily Mail under date of Mon The presence here of General Hor vath is a he Every one is speculating concerninghis in but Horvath himself ia not The allied consuls today con sidered the Siberian governments re fluest for moilintion and deputized the Japanese consul to sound General Hor vath as to whether it was not possible to arrange a friendly discussion with his The counsellors of tho British and French legations ut Pckin have ar rived They saw General Hor vath Jt is understood they intended to offer him good advice and to reaffirm a decision of the allies not to support any government until cir cumstances permit a free and full ex pression of the will of the Fly Old Colors Russian the vessels on which they arrived hero the allied repre sentatives and their staffs left for Archangel When they ar rived here the vessels flow thered ensign of the Soviet Now they are flying the old Hussian colors with the consent of tho volunteer crew which sympathized with tho new gov ernment in the territory of the Use Ciborium us Beer Outrages on Christ ian Churches Mail and Empire John O Leary of chaplain of a regiment on the Marne and Vesle lias brought to Paris a silvor clborium and a gold such sire in every Unman Catholic church In the former contain ing cigarette ashes and the fatter some dregs of Illsmelling These were placed on the desk of Monsignpr of the Roman Catholic chaplains witli the Knights of Colum bus and photographed as evidence of the outrages committed against French churches by the German in Father OLeary said that Hawkins of when he led a platoon into a captured found cun a chalice and a the latter having beou usuil us a boer All about were unmiK takeablo signs of Many churches will show thin exhibit as of Clurman Foreign Minister Under Who Has Been Reported OUTPUT OF EXCEEDS LOSSES Exceeds Losses By Tons July Figures Show Increases BANK v This week Last year IL E secretary of the adniiralty in the amount of merchant ships constructed the three months ended June says the output of the United King dom and allied and neutral countries exceeds the losses from all causes by gross The total output was tons as against tons for the first quarter of the Tho United Kingdom built as compared with During July the United Kingdom constructed as compared with Junes tons which compar ed with July 1916 and shows an irtcroaso of 17 per The United Kingdoms total output for the first seven months of the year was For the year ended July the output was com pared with tho same period of the pre vious year The secretary of the admiralty says that the July figures were not as high as usual owing to the The influenza epidemic had a transient but marked effect On as it caused the absence of from 35 50 per cent of the employes of the Having regard for all circumstan ces 1 consider the July output reason ably the statement con THE batchof Canadians who have be4n awarded the Military Medal is Among the names are Private Private Private Man itoba lyiani toba Private Sas katchewan Green Cavalry Private Saskatchewan Pri vate Manitoba Private Saskatchewan Private Saskatch ewan Private Sas katchewan Private Manitoba Drastic Action Recommended To Destroy Monoply of Packing Concerns acquisition and control of all the prin cipal stock yards cold storage plants and warehouses and both refrigerator and cattle cars has been recommended to the president by the Federal com mission to destroy a monopoly which it declares Swift and Ar mour and Norris and Com Wilson and and the Cudahy Packing Company exercise not only over the meat of country but other necessary The commissions report is based upon exhaustive hearings conducted recent ly in many cities and was made pub lic today through the White It has been in the hands of the Presi dent since July 5 and it was explained that it had not previously been issued because the President wished first to be in possession of full The commission said the power of the five packing companies has been and is beJlng unfairly and illegally to manipulate live stock mar kets restrict interstate and internat ional supplies of food control the prices of dressed meats and other foods defraud both the producers food and crush effective competition secure special privileges from railroads and stock yards and municipalities and TO HAVE 12 itlust Save Head of Cat Hiding Food Mail and the Bav arian minister of the an nounces in parliament meathjss wweks to save the needful three hun dred thousand head of He says that the milk and fats supply is un satisfactory and the whole food sup ply is seriously endangered by prof iteers who continue to hide He that the Bavarian food supply is desperate and says that rumors calling it black are EXPRESS TELLS STRIKERS TO GO Canadian Express Company have taken the one hundred expressmen who walked out at their word and In formed them that if they were not they can look for work troops drove In an enemy advanqe post on tha mountain front north of Col Del Rosso taking j prisoners and a machine the war office announced An enemy attempt the I ticns Conotie was repuls j ed dispatches from Rome today say news has reached there from Swit zerland that AustroCerman rain forcements are beino sent in large to both the Italian and Albanian Another enemy offensive against Italy Is looked for at any THE WEATHER High 83 Low 65 fair and warm THE FLEET Canadian Editors Rapturous Over the Magnificent Sight of the Grand Fleet WATCH MIGHTY SEA DOGS AS THEY MOVE OUT TO SEA Yin Routers Lim Douglas of the Toronto Mail and nays Canadian newspapermen received u new and ov erwhelming sense of tho power of England on seven sous as a result of a visit paid to the Grand The most vivid pen cannot adequately de scribe the magnificent sight of the Grand at he At docks and destroyers and submarines all waiting and anxious not to miss a chance meeting the German but while unable 10 satisfy this desire they long ago succeeded in hav ing cleared all the oceans of every vestige of German The of this base is an ex ample of what Briffsh sailors and en gineers can A twentieth century it is fitted to keep all ships as ready as they ever have been to meet the foe and defeat the Describes Visit pescribing the visit of the Canadian press delegates 10 the Grand Givins of tlio Kingston Standard says they were permitted to make a first hand study of the wonderful sub marines and destroyers recently add ed to the fleet which are the last word in naval architecture and con By a happy coincidence just as the Canadian editors came from lunch they wore given a rare and unexpected treat when they saw a div ision of a division of de stroyers and a division of light cruis ers in full battle line headed out to As we those mighty ships de part quietly and said it seemed to some of us that they were great darts aimed straight at the heart of Ger many and that here in truth was a tireless and evervigilant forco that would never rest until the foul deeds of Germany on the seas had been avenged and the world finally rid of their accursed was a striking exemplification of the truth of the saying that the navy never Visit To Subs Then followed our visit to the sub marines and larger and bettor than any Germany Destroyers so new that their paints Boem yet fresh and armed with great guns which like the men who man them are ready on tho instant to do their It was a novel and in structive experience for the members of the party to stand in the giant sub marfino as it partly submerged in fcn incredibly short period of time and watch the case with which tho mach inery was operated and controlled and it was not dlllicult for us after that Albancourt and Other Towns Taken in Big New Offensive of Allies o Answer Will Be Given To Post Men Not Later Than 20 Mac chairman of the subcommittee of the cuhinet that was in conference with representatives of the Letter Carriers and Postal Clerks announced in an official statement that the governments reply to de by the postal employek would be givcn not later than August The statement is ns follows The subcommittee of the privy council yesterday heard representa tives on behalf of letter railway mail clerks and postal clerks in respect of the request these branches of the public service for in creased the establishment of minimuni and maximum several matters involve many important questions which will le quire some days for The promis ed the representatives of the branch es of the postal service that their rep resentations would be immediately taken into consideration and the con clusions of the government would he announced on or before August Liable to Iniprisonmnt if Does Not Read the Riot Act He years im prisonment is the penalty faced by JJayor Church on the continuation of the rioting in he refuses to have the Riot Act read so that the soldiers can bo used to quell This was the statement made by assistant judge advo cate general for Toronto military dis This announcement by an offieer of Toronto military headquarters is of more than special in view of OONTI Jf IIED ON 4 are fur ther stories at Canadians gazetted with the Military Cross ma china gun drove armored cars against the enemy massing for an at inflicting grervt Joss Kdwiinl followed the a protective Captain led a siiiuwsful capturing prisoners mid inflicting many casual suAtjdn locomotive which been tajsou over a break lu tuo during heavy Mayor Churchs change of mind yes after announcing that he would read the Hiot Six mem bers of tho Toronto police force will likely be suspended by tho board of police commissioners as a result of too much use of the baton on Satur day This information was giv en out by Mayor Church last May Settle Home Rule to an enquiry by John the Nationalist concerning the governments Irish Edward the secretary for announced in the house of com mons today he would be engaged during the recess in helping to draft II home rule bill which would be likely to pass the WILL TAX INCOME OF THE PRESIDENT of the Incomes of the Federal and state officials and a tax on municipal bonds has been written Into the revenue bill bythe house ways and means The committee also decided to apply the tentative es tate taxes to proceeds of Insurance oollclet In exceti of Attack Started at Has Already Penetrated Germart Lines to Depth of Two of British is to Wipd Out German Lines Before DRIVE HAS MADE EXCELLENT PROGRESS AMERICANS ARE MAINTAINING THEIR NEW POSITIONS ON ENEMY SIDE OF THE VESLfl thousand prisoners Have been taken by the FrancoBritish forces in their offensive in the Evening Standard A very considerable num ber of villages have been captured in the FrancoBritish offensive and substantial progress has been according to news received here this BROKE UP COUNTER ATTACKS N With the British Army in the district north of the the Germans are reported to have launched two countter The British artillery fire broke them both The prisoners taken by the British are so numerous that they are having difficulty in handling According to reports received this the allies have captured the of Albancourt and the heights west of Cerisy and the heights south of troops at five oclock this morning gan an offensive in the region southeast of the war office The attack is developing under favorable HAIG IS COMMANDING troops launched an offensive east and aouthj east of Amiens this says a statement from Field Marshal Halg Early reports indicate that the attack is progressing The attack is under the command of Field Marshal Haig and Is on a wide the statement The troops the British fourth army and the French first advanced at ADVANCE OF TWO MILES With the British Army In their offensive on the front east of Amiens the British have taken Manner Dodo Woods and probably have possession of the towns of Marcel Cave and An advance by the British to Marcel Cave and LamotteEnSanterre would represent a penetration j of approximately two miles into the German TANKS CROSS VALLEV Reuters tanks crossed the AvreLuce Valley In the new drive begun this TWELVEMILE FRONT With the British Army in British attacked over a twelve mile front on both of the They gained all their objectives within four hours and have captured a considerable number of prisoners and The line attacked this morning extends roughly from the hood of Morlancourt about three and a half miles southwest of to the Avre south of Details of the fighting are coming to the rear Going fine constitutes the best available The British launched their attack in a mist after only three minutes of artillery THREE MILES ADVANCE to advices received in the French and forces which attacked this morning in the Picardy sector have advanced at some points to a depth of over three 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 WEAKEN GERMAN POSITION An attack southeast of Amiens probably is aimed at If not to wipe the German position west of Mont Dldler where the battle line swings to the The British troops hold a sector south of the Somme which joins up with the French lines south of Late last week the Germans withdrew to the east of the Avre in the region west and northwest of Mont Since then the French have beep gaining ground on the came A lne from the Somme to the Avre and thence south the river faces fairly open country and the region of Picardy in front of it Is part of the region ed by the Germans in their retreat from the Somme in A break through in the Mont Dldler region would have a menaplng ef fect upon the German lines frqm Rheims to AMERICANS CROSS VE8LE With the American Army on the ciated river Vesle was crossed east and west of Fis mes late today by additional Am of Fis mes they are breaking up count er attacks by German Infantry and are holding their ground despite their enemy In support of the troops who had crossed tha river during Tuesday night and Wednesday a detachment of infantry crossed the Vesle und er a FrancoAmerican barrage just before noon Two other detachments reached the north bank during the after The Germans counterattacked west of Flames this afternoon but were scattered by artillery The Americans have pushed on under a heavy fire and In bitter fighting in which they used bayonets A few Gelt mans were taken prisoners whilf the others The stiff eat resistance now fac ing the American infantry north of the Vesle in ths region weat of Fismes is from a knoll north Here a number of Ger man machine gun companies have dug in and are clinging desperate ly to the hill side despite the of the heavy allied One of the American monts which crossed the river today reinforced their countrymen along the RheimsSoissons high way who are endeavoring to drive the Germans from the Among the prisoners taken to day were an officer and several privates from a fresh division which has just arrived German front in ;