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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 13, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME AUGUST 1918 NUMBERJMXi FRENCH GAIN OF A BIG SECTOR HUNS TO OCCUPY PETROGRADSUBS OFF COAST GROW BOLD Announce Intention to Occupy in Moscow Grows More Serious Each Realizes Condition of Ambassador Leaves Berlin to Come Subs on Atlantic Coast Grow Bolder Attack a Coast Station With Gas Germans Intend to occupy Petrograd a dispatch to the Copenhagen Politiken from Helslngfors the Exchange Telegraph correspondent In the Danish capital Troops for this purpose are already being brought toward the objective It It WANT is reported Moscow by way of that the diplomatic represents 1 tlvea of the entente have handed a collective note to War Minister Trettky demanding within three days an explanation of Premier Lenlnes threat that Russia would declare war against AngloFrench the Central News A new mani festo advocating tBe annihilation of has been is lsohe Westfaleische Zeitung of PeaSiilita retaining grain be yond their personal needs will be ar rested as enemies of the Cap ital punishment will be inflicted on Illicit Leaves A dispatch td the Wolff the semiofficial German news agency saya that tho Russian ambassador to Ger together with several Russian delegates has left Berlin for Moscow to report to the Soviet government on Hie economic negotiations arising from che BrestLUovsk peace Menace to Germany in the bitterest hour of defeat is menaced in the east not only by the advance ot allied expeditions but in the per petually growing movement ot unor ganized resistance to her eayg the Dally in comment ing on the situation in There Is not a part of Russia where German troops are stationed the com fnanders have not all they can do to bold the people down by force of The the newspaper soon it has not for strong reinforcements apart from the question of meeting the allied ex The Telegraph continues If the enemy is in peril in the lie is little better off In the east and Prnssianlsm IB reaping wherever it bas The removal of the German erobasr to says the Daily is an admission by the of ttoeir intense unpopularity in Rus The Daily News says that the sal ient factor in the political situation iu Russia is the failure of the Bolshe vik to provide a rallying point for the It believes that tho fall of iLenlne and Trotzky would be the drat atep toward the solution of the problem for it would mean the emer gence in Russia of forces disposed to stand for national seltaBserUon as against exploitation by Serious Moscow Police vigil ance In the streets of Moscow and Fetrograd have been intensified ac to Moscow dispatches to the Welser Zeitung ot Strong infantry and cavalry units patrol the streets day and arresting all per sons unable to show identification Extensive measures have been taken to prevent a sudden duns have been placed in all tbe squares and machine guns on all tbe Militia forces in cities have considerably The situation in Moscow Is less secure than aver since the Lettish the strongest supporters ot bare been sent to flgnt tba according Vorwaerts of The newspaper tbat tnejr been replaced by shevtkl lOTernment feadlr that the Bo appears to be MANY CONTESTANTS More than six hundred articts have Loan porter com i SOUTH COUNTRY Strong Resolutions Passed at Huge Meeting at Cardaton Indignation entire south country is up in arms over the contemplated reduction of tbe passen ger service on the south branches to a The feeling is that the government cannot permit as it has permitted recent in crease in freight At a meeting of the board of trade here last night a strong resolution was passed in pro test against the and this will be forwarded to the government and the railway commission and to other boards of trade in the south asking similar At the Chautauqua meeting where 1500 people were in Mar tin made an announce ment in connection witb the and the big audience emphatically voiced their feeling in the There will be something close to civil war in the south country if the gov ernment railway company to inflict such outrageous service on the SPECTiS FEARFUL Heaps of German Dead Clutter the Fields on New Battle Front With The French Army in fearful spectacle ot ruin is spread out along tho great sweep of rolling pasture lands behind BoulogneLa Orasse and southeast ot Mont There the enemy la continuing his desperate Heaps of Ger man dead lie pn every side and the formerly are now torn up and strewn with Tbe enthusiasm ot the French troops has carried them up to the railway line running between Roye and Com Their most advanced posi tion is south oC the Loges where tbe enemy in Vainly counter at Tbe spirit of the French troops Is In the front for several dayg tbey hare undergone great hard ships in their Advance of ten kilomet res through it field swept by machine gun The euemys tactics are in tended to delay the French until the main German forces can but great stocks of ammunition and war material ot all klmjn being left be hind by the JOTAL IN JULY 21 IS JOL An Atlantic a fight with a submarine yester day off the North Atlantic CoMt a British armed merchantman ar rived today claims to have sunk the Details of the battle were not made An Atlantic Norwegian steamship Sommerstad one of the vessels taken over by the United States government was sunk by a German submarine off Fire Island yesterday The crew of 31 was here today by a naval patrol The Sommerstad of 2500 was bringing cargo from a Scnn ctinavati port when she wss at The crew took to the boats Tid haJ been afloat but a short itroe when the naval vessel reached the ATTACKS WITH GAS poison a German submarine attacked the coast guard station anil light house on Smith Island off the north Carolina Coast Saturday the navy department tonight Six men were overcome bv the The gas was from oil spread over the surface of the water by the None nt the men overcome by the fumes Attacked By German submarine operating off the Virginia Coast was attacked by an American which used 17 depth bombs in an effort to get the The submarine did not reappear and oil was noticed on the The date of the attack was not given in the received today by the navy Schooner Sunk The auxiliary schooner Earl and wus added today to the list fishing vessels sunk by German submarines off Gorges Bank on members the crew picked up 100 miles east of Nantufknl and brought here with four survivors of the schooner Anita May reported that their vessel hadbeen mink by gun fire after been looted by a raiding squad from tlio Equipped For Six survi vors of the American schooner Katie sunk by a German Saturday evening one hundred miles east of have landed at New the naval department was ad vised yesterday with a report that they were taketi on board a submarine which was hundred feet mounted one gun and carried a crew ot sixty The captain of the they declared he was equipped to remain on this side of the Atlantic for six Important An important meeting of the members of the board of trade will be held at 11 oclock Wed nesday morning to meet and the district passenger regarding the protests against the new passenger service out of ATFERNIE of United Mine In con ference with Crothers and Commissioner made a strong request that the single shift be adopted at the Fernle on account of the dangerous gases Explosions and bumps occur mostly during the second when the mine should be cooling and The promise was given to look into the ONTARIO William HeftiBC announced today writs had been for elections ill Man touliu and Nominations will he held on August 29 and pulling weeks Inter lit MEN FROM TORONTO the decision of the Canadian gov ernment to send a Canadian ex peditionary force to auth ority was received by Colonel at Military hsaquartsrs yesterday afternoon to raise one company of Infantry consisting of five officers and 250 men and a machine gun ARE RETIRED Goneral Von Mudra and General Lie who commanded German ar mies in the offensive which began on July have baen placed on tiie re tired according to papers which have been received THE WEATHER v High tow and cool 68 44 Blame th Other En try of United States Into The War con troversies are raging in Germany as a result of the second Marne be tween the Liberals and panGermans over the question of who is responsible for the United States entry into the A dispatch from Switzerland to day says both sides are refusirig to accept responsibility for American in Liberals are accusing the panGermans as having provoked the unrestricted submarine The latter protest anil affirm that no mat ter what tho Americas en trance into the war was PLANS BIG Will Be Held in London With Representatives of Allied Countries interall led Labor and Socialist conference wil be held in September 18 and It will be held at the reques of Samuel president of American Federation of who is Coming to London some time in the near It is understood that in addition to the American the repre sentatives of Portugal and who were invited to the conference held here last again will be re quested to DESTROYER SUNK IN MEDITERRANEAN British tor pedo boat destroyer was sunk by an enemy submarine In the Medit August Seven of the destroyers crew ware The admiralty made this announcement bit terness of feeling with which the Ukrainians regard the Germans occupying their country is shown In dispatches reaching the state German when they tra vel about the do so only In large according to this otherwise they are at tucked by bands of peasants who endeavor to capture them for tor ture or burial It is ed that the Germans will not be successful in getting foods in any appreciable quantity Ukraine or in securingMrces for the fighting on the western The government reported training troops t for 4 Ukraine army and it It reportid that he organization has apprk jmately Germans Are Evacuating the Valley of the Oise River1 Allies Open New Attack in Force in District of Noyon Lull Elsewhere on Battle Front While Allies tafoe Breathing Total in Guns and IS SHOT IN TURN Quebec Soldier Shoots and is Killed By Another Guard the of the allied counter offensive on July the allies have taken more than seventy thousand prisoners and more than one thousand the Echo De Paris In addition it estimates that more than machine guns have beert captured from the recently enrol led in a Serbian detachment en camped at and a Serbian Giro are dead as a result of a shooting affray which occurred at six According to what can be Vidal was the He had not been served with a uniform but was returning to camp after a visit to apparently He was stopped by two sentries who demanded his pass and after a lit 1 tie Vidal drew a re volver and shot one of the sent ries through the killing him He then turned his gun on the other but the sentry then firing four shots into Vidals every one taking Vidal died about fifteen minutes LASSIGNYTOFALL Td ALLIES Von Hutiers Position Worse Taking Breathing Spell four days of constant progress in tho the allies have been obliged to take a breathing spell in the face of the stif fening enemy Whether the allied refnforc1 ed by the troops which have been and are pouring toward the re sume the drive or the fact re mains that the Germans have been outmanoeuvred and that a victory has been tho fruits of which will not be easy to wrest from tho As a result of the continuous pres sure exerted by General Humbert on tho line of hills on Uollot and IJoul General Von Hiitiers position ia somewhat than thai of The fall of Lassigny is according to the indica and it umy even already have The French have control of the entire massif of on the southern end of the Picardy battle according to advices v This gives command of the fdwh of Lassigny arid the valley of the as well as the entire district to the EVACUATE OISE troops are evacuating trenches in the river bed of the just west of according to news received here early this The move has been forced by French pressurein the valley of the A HEAVY ALLIED ATTACK allied forces in Picardy made a heavy attack today along the entire front from Chaulnes southward in a effort to break the resistance of the The allied artillery has now full control of the converging roads in and out of near the southern end of the notably that running toward Ham to the The difficulty of the enemy in carrying out a retirement is thus markedly AN EXPLOSION Fire caused by an explosion on an oil feeder in the forging room at the Canadian Warren Tool Com pany yesterday afternoon did dam age estimated at partly covered by NO DAMAGE With the American Army In airplanes drop ped bombs on the American pos itions in the Woevre last without Inflicting any The enemy sent over balloons carrying propaganda for both Am erican and Frtnsh British troops have gained additional ground north of Roye and on the north bank of the says the of ficial statement from Field Mar shal Haig The Germans last night attacked the British positions in the Merris They The Germans delivered a local at tack near Fouquescourt on the line between Roye and It was HEAVY FIGHTING Heavy local fighting is reported In progress at on the north bank of the Vesle where the FrancoAm erican forces are holding the The allies here were attacked by the enemy and forced to retire to bank of the An immediate counter attack was launched and according to the latest the positions of the allies on the north bank of the river have been RUINS OF PERONNE The enemy Is reported destroying villages In his The ruins of Peronne are reported to be Fires have been observed by allied air men at various So far thirtythree German div isions have been identified in the The enemys the indications are gradu ally being exhausted and he Is drawing troops out of the line to extend his flanks and cover any This is an how which can only be carried out to a limited Making lUThe French launched an attack Tils morning on the southern part of the Iicardy bat tlefront and according to reports just after were making progress in the valley of the The Germans are evacuating thejr trenches in the the river west of Bailly and French ere occupying To the northwest the French are al most entirely the crest of tho Lassigny where heavy fighting is in Only at one of the 4o the Germans appear for the mo ment to be in possessionthis cor ner is one of the highest Uumpa on tho rising a few feet auove the po aittons now in possession of the The Frenchare attafkiug tlila hump strongly and there seems every prospect the action ending 1 in their the French their juus on tho the enemys communications with Roye will come under observa tion and Capture French aro working Around Roye to the west and to the south ot this important holding point almost in the centre of the Picardy and now hold high ground in thisroglon The wooded area around south of Roye was captured by the French last night but a German coun ter attack drove them The village of LEoonvillon has been captured by the and further ground has been gained by them of the Claud LEconvilloa is about Sy2 miles southeast of Las signy and virtually on the crest of the ridge overlooking the A Lull in Battle With The French Army in Proas in bringing j up ammunition over battered roads brought a comparative lull on the French sector Infantry activity was confined to local The German guns have been most active with the shells of small The Germans have attempted several counter attacks but they were without marked vigor and gained no Aviators continued to play an import ant role in harassing the enemy behind Ills front They were obstructing the movement of convoys of ammuni tion and V It is Relieved that the stand tho Germans are preparing to make in their old trenches is likely to prove only a temporary expedient to obtain time in which to move back the1 imA mense stores of material auci to or retirement of the artillery and I I There is local activity within the German lines east of Roye and Chaul nes All the roads are encumbered with wagon indicating that tho enemy is still moving out the dnvmini tlon and supplies he had gathered iu that The latest prisoners taken say they belong to the rear guard whose mis sion ia to delay tbe advance of the French and facilitate the retirement the main force with the supplies and bis The German artillery been maintaining only a harrasslns ire up to yesterday now laying down barrages which alone are lent to slow up the French iu spite of the intensified the French today made gains in occupying favorable lions north ot Clieyincourti ;