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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - August 12, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME XI. LETimniDGE. ALBEH'IA, MONDAY, AL'CIUS'I" 12, lillH NUMBER 205 ALLIES PRESS ROUND ROYE LENINE AND TROTSKY BEAT HASTY RETREAT TO SAFETY K MAKE Reinforcements Are Being Brought Up By the Germans on Allied Left-Put-ling Up Show of Fight. P.-.rls, Aug. l2.-Tho Germans arc rsjP.atlng on tho allies' left with in-ciOsnIng strenBth, having had tlnio to irct Into lino divisions nisliod frantl-oally from tho nortli. It is beliovod lioro (ho fresli troops are being thrown Into tho fight in a desperate endeavor to block tho allied advance towards Koale, Ooneral Von' Hlitlei-, who escaped juuoh dumagod from the Mom Didier Jjoako!:, is now ti'vlng to halt tonipor-nvlly on the Hoy^Noyon llnea. He is �lrong enough at Oven, v.-here his Hank rests on the Olse, but should the ilritlsh Bucoaed in debouching from iLlhons, Chilly, Kranzart and Goven-court, in the general' direction of ^:osle, Von Hutler's rigiit at Uoye v.'oulci not only bo turned but he would 1)tt-cut oflT and hopeleBsly lost. The entire line, It la believed here, would then go down, Should Von Ilutler succeed in holding on sufficiently to get his guns and ar.aterial away, his next move would bo Ibsok toward the Somme, pivoting on Moyon. Ho. would -swing his right .ijEOk on the line ot Neale and Noyon. The Germans are now .fighting tor 'lrtually had gone to cie'(i.i. Those reports were taken from Russian newiip-jpors. Itnine and Trotzky have been in power since, the ov^-tlirow of the Kerensky cablnjt last Nov. ember. They negotiated the Brest-Lltovsk treaty of peace. JAP TROOPS ADVANCE.. The Hague, Aug. 12,-Japanese troops are in touch with the Cze-cho-Slovaks,' says a Moscow dispatch to the Welser Zeitung. The Czech troops at Vladivostok who have been in touch with the Japanese force for some time, are separated from their comrades in Western Siberia who hokl the trans-Siberian railroad west of Irkutsk. The IVIoscow dispatch probably refers to a junction between the Czechs in Western Siberia and the Japanese. ARE CLEARED OUT. Amsterdam, Aug. 12.-The headquarters staff of the Don Cossack army announces that after three months' operations almost the whole of the Don region has been cleared of the Bolsheviki, according to dispatches from Kiev. The Don Cossacks army now consists of many thousands of excellently equipped soldiers and a final decision Is Imminent, the dispatch adds. , Defeat Red Guards. Amsterdam, Aug. 12.-iGeneral Sem-cuoft, tho iiuti-UolBheviki leader, with tho help of the C!hIneBe artillery has delealod tho Russian Ued Guards on tlie Chinese frontier and disporHOd thorn, according to a .Moscow telegram to the Rhonish Wostpliolian Gazette of Essen. Move From Moscow, Amsterdam, Aug. 12.-Dr. Holfter-Ich, I lie Gorman ambassador to Russia, has Informed the Soviet goveru-mont that he will move tho embassy .from Moscow to Pskov boeause he tears tor tho nersoual safety of his staff, says an official telegram from Berlin. This action, it is added, was decided upon bonauso of a proclamation of the Social Uevolutlonlsts that they wore .ibout to begin a reign of terror In Moscow. Pskov was selected because conditions at Petrograd are almost U8 bad as at Moscow, Washington. Aug. 12.-German submarine raiders operating off the r^orth Atlantic Coast have destroyed three more vessels, the navy department today announced. The British steamer Penistone. of 4,139 gross tons, was torpedoed.! 100 miles east of Nantucket Lightship yesterday morning. The Swedish steamer Sydland of 3031 gross tons, was sunk by bombs on August 8, one hundred miles southeast of ^lantucket and an American schooner reported to be the Herman Winter, but whose identity has not been definitely established was destroyed by gun fire yesterday, two hundred m'iies east of New York, Ail members of the crew of the Sydland were reported saved but the navy dis- -patches do not clear up tho fate of the crews of the other vessels. The Penistone and the Herman Winter were sent down in the vicinity of Georges Bank, off the Massachusetts Coast where a submarine came to the surface Sunday in the midst of a fleet of American fishing vessels, nine of which v.-ore destroyed. IS SAFE. An Atlantic Port, Aug. 12.- The Mackay Bennett is safe in port, officials at the general offices of the Commercial Cable Company, her owners declared today. t THREE HUN GENERALS HAVE BEEN CASHIERED subnittrine v.-arfan- roiilil mn break tho enemy's will i.. v,ar nor prevent Aijiorica's puttln.t? :i m-il p.fjuippcd i army ot gne million hhmi on llir)�iveat-I ern front, i-iopo.s \'.va\ luK-r the con-clu.slon of peace 'n f.i" oa-t tho final .struggle in the wc-i wmilrl ho decided in favor of Gevm:iiiy bring a general peace havci pinvil deceptive anil the eastern peace- ii-cif is a disappointment, and tiK'ii imly iioliticully." The Post takes rxioinion to tiie word "unfavorable" in ai-;(.-ril)ing tlic rood situation in (;.;-niiiiiy ;;iid say.s "chronic famine" w.niUl be ;ic,-\rer iho truth. Germans Admit Their ^Tirst Defeat of War^^; Allies Still Advancing Allied Total of Prisoners Now is 40,000, Which Brings Total to 80,000 Since July 21st-700 Guns-Captured in Present Offensive-Allies Are About to Take Roye-Germans Are Offering Stubborn Resistance on Allied Left- .'Reinforcements Are Being Brought Up. The Hague, Aug. 12.-Events between the Somme and the Avre constitute "the first defeat of the war," says the Deutsche Zeitung of Berlin. 40,000 PRISONERS Paris, Aug. 1 2,-Nearly forty thousand prisoners and seven hundred guns have been taken by the allies in Picardy, according to reliable information here. it rij ROYE EVACUATED With the British Army In France, Aug. 12.- (2:16 p.m.) - (Associated Press.)-There Is an unconfirmed report this afternoon that the tov/n of Roye, which the Germans have been defending desperately, has been evacuated. British tanks have been operating a considerable distance east of that town. OVUBOU German Papers Are Beginning to Ask Pointed Ques* tions Now - Want the Truth About the War. Reached All Objectives Set By Saturday Evening-Battle Line Widens. (By London, Aug. 12.-Three German generals have been cashiered for neglect of duty, according to the Belgian report received in Amsterdam and transmitted by the Exchange Telegraph Company. A large number of soldiers were court martiailed at St. Quentin Saturday for high treason. The Germans in Bel-glum are showing signs of great uneasiness and the German emperor is reported to have moved to Brussels. � IS EXECUTED, Amsterdam, Aug. 12,-�Borl8 Danaklo, the atsasein af Field Marshal Von Elchhorn, was executed on Saturday, according to advloeo from Kiev, ' MAliE FLIGHT FROM ENGLAND TO EGYPT London, Aug. 12.-Two Royal Air Force officers with two mechanics, have completed a flight from England to Egypt, a dietance of 2,000 miles in a type of airplane that has seen considerable service on the front. The official report announcing the feat says; "Oije or two halts were made for petrol but the flight was merely routine work." FRENCH N SIBERIA. VladivoBtol-;, Aufl. 12.-(AsscI dated Press.)-Four companies of French soldiers and one of An-namites from China and Indochina, arrived here today headed by Commandant Mallet, A com-'pany of Czecho-Slovak soldiers with a band greeted them, ,1. K. n. I.ivesay, Correspondent of tho Citjadian Press.) With the Canadian Forces, Aug. 12. -It is now possible to aay that the Canadian force, having secretly taken over that part of tho Australian lino running south of the railway at Vlllers-Bretonneaux to tho 'Avre, reached on the first day of the offensive, their objectives at It.flOO yard.s and tliat on Saturday evening they had attained the line marked out for tliom several thousand yards tarther on. Originally this drive covered a width of twenty miles, in which the Canadian.s anil the Australians, still side by sido, fought-In tho centre. On the Australian left, an English force was set a very hard task be twcon the Somme and the Ancre, where progress was necesaarlly more difficult aiul fighting extremely stiff. The French soiiiU of tho Canadian lino had similar difticultlos, but have now greatly widened the front of attaclv-by extending llifelr operations southeast of Jloiit Didier. The very brilliant results tluiy tliuH far have attained are tlio happiest augury for tho future. Paris,'Aug. 12.-There was no marl