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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 14, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta yOLUME XI. LET11BK1DGK, ALBERTA, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST NUMBER 207 TOWN OF TED TAKEN GERMAN PEOPLE SUFFER SHAff NERVES FROIWALLIED VICTORY Submarines Dash Up to Very Gates of New York German People Have Very BadFit'ohNervesAfterAP lied Victory. PAPERS PLEAD WITH .-'GQVTIOJELL PEOPLE ABOUT ADVANCES Aug. Tuesday's IJerlln newsitapers re: garded the" Anglo-Krench thrust as parried and at all events stop- pea by'tbe exhaustion of thi at- lacking troops, tbe Journals in (ho Itliinc country discuss the situ- ation in a inUch graver tone. "Foch and liafg probahly will continue attacking on the Somtiic hut they'will never achieve nmre than Pyrrhic victories which will assist tn the atlrllton of their own says Von Der t.fcnV tho "military critic of the Itheinische Weatfaeltsche KcUu'ng of Elsewhere the newspapers Oeein It necessary cdttorially: lirace up (lie nerves of the people of the which seem to bo shaken The Cologne appears to inter popular It Bpeaka rdthless His only IJjntiation as fo numbers was the shipping capacity to carry tho'men. "11 was an historical moment which in the future may be regarded as.tJie turning point of the war." i Geneva, Auq. German papers say that Kfng Ferdinand who Is al Nauhcim, frequently is seen in and appears greatly depressed. A German expert has .been sent to Nauheim from Ber- lin by order of Emperor William. Hun Soldiers had Orders to Take All Available Crops For Homeland WiUi The Frclich Army in France, Aug. value thai the Germans placed on the ground that they hare lost is seen iii a captured order sign- ed by; General Yon Huticr. drawing At- tention1 to the difTicuKies in Germany's economic situation and calling oh his assist-, in a.ffordirjg all, posa ible regard to "supplies The order ore'trie opening present offenstve by. the allies and end9'by .that not a scrap of food foraged beyond ration limita lions, shall be consumcii. The document admits that the "rat- ions, are lacking in variety" and calls on the troops to Vexploit the oceupiei territory ami thereby relieve (lie supplies.' It warns the no attention to denmncls of their men for more or better rations, adding "the iQlDlligehce. of tlic. soldier must be aroused tho words and example ol their leaders .to underslaml the re- slrluUoGsand the self-denial necessary lo bring-the w'ar_to.a victorious emi and bring about a German Ttie order says: "Now and during the coming weeks, the crops of the ter rilory'- occupied arid conquered musl lie harvested. Vast alretches of land and Jiuge fields under goorl cultivation promise us'a rich harvest." Plans Frustrated Now, a large nortfon of he growing antl unliarresled crops, -as well as R considerable amount of ag IcuHiiral .lias been taken >y the alltcd forces.- "o France, is a most productive area anc (3 loss to the Germans Is a serious because tiielr lack of this grain'in.'their rations. HUN PRISONERS IN UfS, SUICIDED Ashevilte, N..C-, Aug. a dozen German civilians interned at Hot Springs, N.C., areT'reported dead of typhoid fever and 165 ill, 'as a result of'dringlng unfiliered water 'from the. French Broad River, with the hope that their illness would prevent the war de- partmcnt from transferring them to the military camp at Fort Oflle- triorpep Ga. AH o- the patients have been transferred to. a local hospital camp and plans for senrfing ihe remainder of the Interned enemies to Ofllethorpe arc being completed. WANTS DECISION-SOON Atlantic Cltyt N, J.rAug, request of, Secretary of War Baker, Chairman- Baruch of the war Industrlea boart'j and members of the Canadian delega- tion of (he International Joint commission on boundary water- In session here'yeitefday' agreed lo m early hearing of the request of the.St..La'wrencc Companyrfor permission >o barrier In the branch W the St, Lawrence at Massena, H, Y., so that Aluminum Cornpany mfght'.not be compelled to. close Its plant for three next A LULL IN I i Germans Are Concentrating Big Guns and Artillery Activity is More Change in Situation Today- French and British Forces Ale Threatening Town is Likely to Fall Shortly. Sherbrooke, Que.i Auy, jury in an inquest of Amedee Plcfc- ard held at Sherbrooke by Coron- er Bachand last night brought In a verdict of murder' against two members of the filvll branch of the Dominion Baricn and Henry Crandall, The inquest arose-ouiv of the death of Pickard at Winslow, near here. He. draft evader and when the Plcksrd horr.c vm raid- ed by the .Dominion Police' lact fathd'rr tried to prevent his the 'scuffle Pick-r ard1 ran away. He was shc-t In the hack and died Kiter at the General Hospital al Sherbrooke. JAI'S ELATED OVKK 'ALLIED VICTORIES Aug. of the allied successes In France, sayj a dispatch to the Times from Vlo'under date 6f August 10, has' Impressed the tie who do not1 conceal their gra- (Ideation, The fieople are parti- cularly Impressed with the morphosls of the United States In- to a warike nation that dares toN hep fn breakfng up militarism. The. newspapers believe that.If the enemy Is driven back In the In' the tatt will Increase, London. Aug. 14.J-The town of Lassiany, on the southern part of the Picardy battlefront, for which the French have been struggling over the mils to (he west and south, has been captured by them the Pall Mall Gazette, today, says it understands. MOVED FORWARD TWO MILES With the French Army in France, Aug. (f The Germans are now in Plemont, about a- mile southeast -of Lassigny to which they retired following a new advance by the French. General Humberts' army moved forward two miles yesterday and took the St. Claude Farm, which makes the hold of the French on the southern part of the Thiescourt Plateau secure. Humbert's army operating on end of the Picardy ii reported today to be progressing steadily i toward Noyon. The desperate German defense of the Chaulnes-Roye road has caused delay .In the storming of the Noyon position whfch It now said lobe impending. The army of General Rawlinson, which TS holding the line Just in of the French positions, Is meeting most desperate resistance With The Army-Mn- France, Aug.' (By Associated" 'was no change In thyiituatioK-bn the nevy ''this morning' except the :fact' that an increased artillery thai the enemy to bring up more guns... f. FRENCH FRONT v Paris, Aug. artillery' was active un- certain sectors between tile'Avre and the Oise, says 'the war 'of- fice statement today. Along the' Vesle, where lean troops are stationed, the Ger- mans made vain raids.'The. French took prisoners in a raid in Cham- pagne. WONDERFUL FEAT. '_. With the French' In France, Aug. the battle of the Avre, the situation of the beHigenents presents :a Changs, Renews AcquaintAnce With Foch and ed With'Cheers _. Dritisl) Headquarters' m France, Agency.) King George, .who arrived heroX several days before the offensive: began, has eft the front. While here'he survey- ecVtne- iiuttluiieid anu-visite-d Asr.iens IRC! tour (sk- ng him to all the army headquarters where ho congratulated the. officers and bestowed several .decorations, tio- lably Cross of Bath on 3entrals Byng and Plamtree." The [Cfng also visited (lie .American, and French troops nnd congratulated them warmly for the work they- had done. Genera! Debenny of, the French 'army was martd a Knigttt ot 'Hie.''Balh' by the King. "'His Majesty was'every- where cheered. v During his four King George re- newed his flcquafrilanco wjlh the Bel- Elan'sovereign, President' Poliicare, Marshal Foch, General -i-oialn and General I'ershlng. The.pooplo of the towns through which Ih6 Kirtg passed greeted lilm vvittr enthusiasm, TUB INTEK-ALLIBD MEElTS Paris, Aug. The irter-ailled" munitions council; nieeit In Paris today. Great Britain fi'repreMr.t ed by Winttoi) Bptntti minister of munittons; Frarice by Louis t-oucheur, 'minlirter of'mun-, Illonj, Jacqucr Dvmeinll, .under secretary for and Andre Tardeau, high commluioner to the Stttti; Italy tiy ity- eral munitions and the Un- It-d States by Edward R, Stet- tinius. THE'WEATHLR High 71 1 ind coof, which for, rapidity and extent rarely been approached In rnllt- tary history. Marshal Foch t strategy, and masterly of the generals commanding., the armies, andkgroups ot armies vn- der hive in three1 Germans what, required four .months for thern if obtain at a cost variously mated at from to OOP men, BRITISH GAINS. London, Aug. troops have gained further ground at.the apex of tho Lys salient in: Flan- ders, says.the official statement from Field Marshal Haig East of Meteren the line was'ad- vanced while east -of Vieux of Meteren, patrols established, a new line. v There infantry fighting during the night on the British sector-of the Picardy battlefrorit. The German artillery was a.ctive. German Resistance On the French Front in France Tuesday, Aug. Tiiev Germans arb combatting French In tho Lasaigny area ly with wliich nunieroua as soldiers. The vaiievi and woods tthicn the French trascrse are ITuoded with mustard gas The French however 'are ail vancing through' tho valleys by.'infil tratton The German tactics indicate that tlie'ciain eneiy force Is. retiring upon a defensive line not rdr distant The French success today, Jn gala- ing Important local positions .south- east of Laasigny gives of complete success In overcoming massif of Lassigny. Will Entirely Bj Voluntary Enlist- ment Edmonton, Aug district number 11, In which n Included ant Lethbridge, will .contribute platoons to Canadian ExpedC' tionary Force nnich soon Will far service In to official 'iiifofmatlori from OtlAwa, pfan Is to ralss with units one Infantry battalion And. this district has the cf one c6rnpany head- quarters and two platoani The Intention Is to rilte the force by voluntary enJisfrnfflk soldiers physically fit not >t present Ilibte under MH'Ury Service Ae< will Be en the first opportunity to up, It also provided that iMn' drafltd Will be ilfowed I lttf ;