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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 12, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta Hcraki VOLUME AUGUST KM 8 NUMBEfi 205 ALLIES PRESS SURROUND ROYE LENINE AND TROTSKY BEAT HASTY RETREAT TO SAFETY Reinforcements Are Being Brought Up By the Ger mans on Allied ting Up Show of j Germans are footing on the allies left with in cidsulng having had time to Cei Into lino divisions rushed franti cally from the It is believed liare the fresh troops are being thrown Into the fight in a desperate endeavor to block the allied advance towards General Von who escaped intioll damaged from the Mont Didier la now trying to halt tempor arily on the RoyqNoyon He is fttrong enough at where his Hank restg on the but should the succeed in debouching from Franzart and Goven in the general direction of Von Hutiers right at Hoye not only be turned but he would fttvcut off and hopelessly The entire it is believed would then go Should Von Hutler succeed in hold Ing on sufficiently to get his guns and material his next move would be backtoward the pivoting on swing his right on the line of Negle and TheOBrflians are for time to make this possible and the fighting la likely to be even more des perate today than it was The Germans sofar have done no more than check the allied left north of the It la believed to be cer tain that they will spare nothing in en endeavor to push it Bolsheviki Regime Is Crumbling Fast Lenine and Trotsky Flee Moscow Bottom Is Falling Out of Bolsheviki Government in Lenine and Trotsky Beat a Hasty Retreat to Kronstadt Where They Will Be Army Moves Forwardin Envoy to Move From Has Not Prevented From Sending Big In German newspapers today admit that the situation in Russia is so serious that a change of government may coma any according to a Copenhagen dispatch to the Exchange Telegraph The Berlin Taeglische Rundschau says that events have developed rapidly in Russia In the past few weeks and that Germany must be pre pared for the overthrow of the Bolsheviki government in a few BY THE Fortyone Hun Machines Driven i Down on August Theofficial com fnunlcation dealing with aviation is last evening On August 10 there was intense fighting in the mainly over the fcnttle Fortjrone were destroy ed during the day and twenty were Driven down out of Twelve j tit our machines are Twentythreeand onehalf tons of ftoraba were dropped by our airmen in tho course of the and principally on bridges and sta tions in the Somme during the tallowing The work of reconnaissance and observation for artillery fire was ac tively carried out along the whole while cooperation witli the other anna in the battle has been ac tively The amount of small arm ammuni tion fired from the air upon retreat ing enemy troops and has air recent On the night of August 1011 two hostile night bombing machines were brought down by The first was a giant Gorman onaobine with five engines and a heavy load of Antiaircraft fire has also shot 4owu two other machines during the last two PARIS SOON TO HEAR LAST OF THE BIG GUNS cannon with which the Germans have been intermittently bombard Ing Paris for more than four months have now all for two This fact may explained by the allied advance toward Noyon and six end A half miles north of Noyon whence the recent firing is said to have been as these localities are now endangered by the French forward THE WEATHER High Low and coo 67 46 Bol shevlki government will shortly leave Moscow for the Berlin Lokal Aneiger states to Premier Lenine and War Minister TroUky have already reached the newspaper Officers and counter revolution who are under imprisonment will also be taken to according to this po sition of the Soviet government in Russia is considered very ser ious by the Moscow correspondent of the Tageblatt of He an nounces that the CzechoSlovak forces have Increased from to and are being rein forced by Cossacks and counter LENINE FLEDl Le nine and his chief Leon have fled to Kranstadt the naval base near according to a dispatch sent out by the semiofficial Wolff Bureau of printed in Zurich says a Havas report from Reports received in London state that Bolshevik leaders In tended to flee to Germany lent color to the German report that they already have fled to Krons day said that the antiBolshevikl movement in Russia was growing dally and that the Bolsheviki gov ernment virtually had gone to ciei Tliose reports were tak en from Russian lenine and have been in power since the throw of the Kerensky cabinst last They negotiated the BrestLitovsk treaty of JAP TROOPS The troops are in touch with the Cze says a Moscow dis patch to the Weiser The Czech troops at Vladivos tok who have been in touch with the Japanese force for come are separated from their comrades in Western Siberia who hoW the transSiberian railroad west of The Moscow dispatch probably refers to a junction between the Czechs in Western Siberia and ARE CLEARED head staff of the Don Cossack army that after three months almost the whole of the Don region has been cleared of the accord ing to from The Don Cossacks army now consists of many of excellently equipped and a final de cision is the dispatch Defeat Red Sem the antiHdlshevlki with the help of the Chinese artillery has defeated the Russian Red Guards on the Chinese frontier and dispersed according to a Moscow tele gram to the Rhenish Wostphalian Ga zette of Move From Holffer the Gorman ambassador to Rus has informed the Soviet govern ment that he will move the embassy Moscow to Pskov because he fears for tho nerspnal safety of his says an official telegram from This it is was decided upon because of a proclama tion of the Social Revolutionists that they wore about to begin a reign of terror in Pskov was selected because conditions at Petrograd are almost as had as at IS the af Field Marshal Von waa exe cuted on according to advices from submarine raiders operating off the North Atlantic Coast have destroyed three more the navy department today an The British steamer of gross was torpedoed 100 miles east of Nantucket Light ship yesterday The Swedish steamer Sydland of 3031 gross was sunk by bombs on August orie hundred miles southeast of Nnntucket and an American schooner reported to be the Herman but whose identity has not been definitely established was destroyed by gun fire two hundred miles east of New All members of the crew of the Sydland were reported saved but the navy dls patches do not clear up the fate of the crews of the other ves The Penistone and the Herman Winter were sent down in the vicinity of Georges off the Massachusetts Coast where a submarine came to the surface Sunday In the midst of a fleet of American fishing nine of which were IS An Atlantic The Mackay Bennett is safe in officials at the general offi ces of the Commercial Cable Com her owners declared THREE HUN GENERALS HAVE BEEN CASHIERED Ger man generals have been cashiered for neglect of according to the Belgian report received in Amsterdam and transmitted by the Exchange Telegraph Com A large number of sol diers were court martlalled at Quentin Saturday for high The Germans in Bel gium are showing signs of great uneasiness and the German em peror is reported to have moved to MAKE FLIGHT FROM ENGLAND TO EGYPT Royal Air Force officers with two me have completed a flight from England to a distance of miles In a type of air plane that has seen considerable service on the The official report announcing the feat says Oqe or two halts were for petrol but the flight was mere ly routine FRENCH N ciated companies of French soldiers and one of An namltes from China and Indo arrived here today headed by Commandant A com pany of CzechoSlovak soldiers with a band greeted ZEPPELIN air men today brought down a Ger man Zeppelin inflames off the English east according to advices to the The ma chine was one of the largest and of this type of unre stricted Uboat wiirfaro could never keep the army of I lie United States from taking part in the battles on the fields of France nor will it break the will of the allies to continue the is the admission of he a copy of which hns been received In a revieV of the situation at the beginning of thu iifth year of the the Post says Eighteen months of unrestricted submarine warfare could not break the enemys will in war nor prevent Americas putting a well equipped army of one million men on ern Hopes ilia after the con clusion of peace in tho final struggle in the would bo decided in favor of Germany a fid bring a gen eral peace have proiid deceptive and the eastern pence iisflf is a disap and then only The Post takes exrcjiuoii to the word unfavorable in describing the food situation in Jenunny and says chronic famine would be nearer the Reached All Objectives Set By Saturday Line By Correspondent of tho Canadian With the Canadian is now possible to say that the Canadian having secretly taken over that of the Australian line running south of the railway at Villers Bretonneatix to the reached on the first day of the their objectives at yards and that on Saturday evening they had attained the linemarked out for them several thousand yards farther Originally this drive covered a width of twenty in which the Canadians and the still side by foughtin the On the Australian an English force was set a very hard task be tween the Somme and the where progress was necessarily more difficult and fighting extremely The French south of the Canadian line had similar but have now greatly widened the front of attack by extending their operations south east of Mont The very bril liant results tlioy thus far have at tained are the happiest augury for the WILL HELP sup ply of anthracite coal for house holders will be helped out by an order of the Canadian Railway ordering the railroads to use no anthracite coal in sta tions or elsewhere except In the heaters used inpassenger cars when heat from the engines is un Germans Admit Their First Defeat of Allies Still Advancing Allied Total of Prisoners Now is Which Brings Total to 3ince July in Pres ent Are About to Take mans Are Offering Stubborn Resistance on Allied Are Being Brought The between the Somme and the Avre constitute the first defeat of the says the Deutsche Zeitung of PRISONERS forty thousand prisoners and seven hundred guns have been taken by the allies in according to reliable information ROYE EVACUATED With the British Army in Associated is an unconfirmed report this afternoon that the town of which the Germans have been defending has been British tanks have been operating a considerable distance east of that German Papers Are Begin ning to Ask Pointed tions Now Want the Truth About the was no marked change in the fighting sit uation on the French front during the says the official state ment The statement reads Between the Avre and the Oise the situa tion is without During ths night there was artillery fight ing in the region of Marquivilfers and Nothing is report ed from the remainder of the CAPTURE OURY allies have captured the town of on the right bank of the DINGDONG Asso ciated slight chan ges in the line as a whole are re ported in dispatches reaching London this but a dingdong battle is raging all up and down the north section of the present battle American troops are in the sub urbs of Bray fighting a continuous battle for the outskirts of the little French BITTER bit ter resistance is being encounter ed from the Germans along the line of The enemy is bringing up strong rein forcements while the Allies are preparing for a further SWEDISH STEAMER sur vivors of the Swedish Sydland arrived here today and reported that their vessel had been sunk by a submar ine Fifteen members of the crew were picked up by an other Bolo Pasha and Bernstorff Were Frequent Visitors At His Now slate attorney general declar ed in a statement last night that he could show by a series of affidavits hat William Randolph the newspaper has received at his at the same on one or more occasions Bolo who was recently executed in Prance for trea and Count Von the former German ambassador to the United Lewis asserted that he was prepared to show by many affi that Count Von Bernatorff was a frequent visitor at the Hearst liomc at about the time of Holos visit to York in the apring of I3olo received from Vim Bernstorff wlili which to carry on the same German peace propaganda In France that Hearst was then couduct Ing in Canada Sends to Siberia three hundred French Canadian sol diers from this military district will form part of thu four thous Canada will contribute to the Allies Siberian expedition ary FROM TOO tel egraphic advices received from the adjutant general by MajorGeneral general officer command Ing Military District asked by the militia department to enlist one company of Infantry for service with the Canadian Siberian expeditionary FRENCH troops advanced nearer to the im portant point of Roye from southwest by the capture of the villages of Armancourt and Till according to the official state ment from Field Marshal Haig to South of the Somme British troops have captured 200 prison British positions eiit of Mer south of the have been linked with British lines east of north of the The British positions south of Lihons were attacked last eve ning by the The attack was the important railway town in the heart of the Somme battlefront and the key to the southern line of the German salient has been captured by the The cap ture was effected by the Austra lian and Canadian CANADIAN With the Canadian Forces in the Canadian Press Corres is now possible to sum up the broad results of the first day of the By the evening of the first Thurs the entire Canadian corps its objectives these being an average advance of 000 The maximum advance was and this consti tutes a Record in this war for a first days not even ex cepting the German advance of last The total number of prisoners taken by the Canadians on the first day will reach In every gun fronting us was So complete was the surprise that many of still had on their muzzlecovers and their gunners were still in their NEW French have continued their advance north of the Avre and the ac cording to news received In Lon don today and have recaptured the town of LEchclle three miles directly west of The line on this front now runs from LEchelle south east through Armancourt and three miles southwest of Roye and continues in a south easterly direction through eleven miles southeast of Mont It then more to the east and passes through the Montlgny quarry to the hill nortn of just northwest of Ribecotirt on tho The British have captured western edge of the town of on the the advices Apparently the attack on the southern part of the front be ing continued by the French this The main interest cen tred inthe sector around ny It Is difficult to say whether the French are on the but they must be close to AIR airmen have been very active in haraic Ing the retiring says an official statement on aerial activi Enemy concentration points around Laselgny were bombarded heavily causing heavy German French to the number of 120 dropped 23 of bombs in the battle area newspapers are asking pointed questions about affairs and are caustic in comment The says The same day that General Ijiidendorff confessed our strategic plans had Prince Henry Prussia in a speech at said the Turkish attache had just told him ho considered the battle on the Marue a German So the German people may choose between Ludendorff and the Tur kish It is painful to sec private persons in prominent posi tions like Prince Henry trying to represent facts in a manner at variance with the It is ridiculous to suppose that the importance of the events can be concealed ultimately from the The newspapers complain that the German infantry has been brought into disorder although pn It attributes defeat tin iriprjjle of troops of Crown Princo RupprVcht of dtie to the last Reichstag former Foreign Secretary Von The Socialist Vorwaerts of BerA lin calls upon the government tell tho people the truth about the It says that the expecta tions Of those who wish to lead the nation through the war like an ignorant child with the stereo typed assurance that everything is going splendidly are ALLIED PAMPHLETS authori ties at Vienna have ordered the public to hand in every piece of propaganda literature dropped by Italian airmen last Friday and threaten severe penalty for fail ure to do There was a wild scramble In the streets for the pamphlets when they were Some sold as high as 20 The Relchspost the Viennese since the daring Italian flight they no longer cap consider themselves Immune to the horrors of A QUEBEC IS man dee a defaulter under the Military Service was shot by the military police on Friday and died on Saturday mornlnq in the Sherbrooke General Hospital to which he had been taken aftt the CABLE STEAMER A Canadian Atlantic Au newspapers publish rv ports to the effect that the cable Mackay Bennett One version that the wai sunk off Irish while another ntWspaper says that the Mackay Btnnttl was torpedoed off this BROUGHT HUN Germil airship has brought down In north of pit northern Dutch thfl announced ;