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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 15, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME AUGUST 1018 NUMBER 208 EVACUATE CAINS ALLIES GATHERING STEAM FOlf A RESUMPTION OF THE DRIVE Newspapers Say Should Follow Example of Great SHOULD OFFICIALLY RECOGNIZE THE CZECHS AS A NATION NOW Xcw New York SnorniitK newspapers in leading edi torials are practically unanimous In their praise of British diplomacy in recognizing the CzochoSlovak nat ion and urges similar action by the The Times says Great Britains ognition is a generous act transcend ing the custom and prescriptions of It urges a similar step by the United States as a reward fai ths valor and loyal spirit of the The Herald refers to the British ac tion us an important and gratifying step and predicts American recognitv ion will follow without Tlje believes the recognition of the CzecljoSlovaks means an increase in the allied fighting forces and says By the recognition of a Czecho slovak atate the allies the elements ofdissatisfaction a definite rallyirtK a promise of a nation ality for which they have striven for centuries and of an end to the years of oppression they have been forced to endure under the odious AustroHun garian The Tribune says We should lose no time In recog nizing their independence and salving their The World is noncommittal but agrees that any encouragement to the CrecheSlovaks in Russia has been well x OF SETTLEMENT ACT seven hundred returned soldiers have now taken advantage of the Soldier Settle went Act and have applied for the government loan of at five per to enable them to ac quire agricultural equip to erect farm The total advances so far made to the jeturned men who are settling on is more than Tho amount of the loan is based in each case on the security value of the The loan constitutes a first mortgage against the land until tho money is repaid to the TRAVELLED 3000 MILES TO JOIN UP to BRITISH EORCE ON CASPIAN SEA British force from Northwest Persia has reached the Caspian Sea and tak in over a part of the defenses of TO BE UNOPPOSED 1 unopposed election of John Calder to lucceed Rowell as member for North Oxford In the legislative assembly appears to be The Conservative parv ty will not oppose ac cording to the statements of var ious prominent party from all over the CANADIAN Camp selec tlve draftee from 200 miles north of is here after a trip more than three thousand mllea which he travelled by dog mall river rail way and coastwise He thought he would be classed as a deserter If he did not make the trip as quickly as His home address Is Greater Effort is Needed Thinks Franklin Roosevelt Manches ter Guardian yesterday discussed the remarks of Franklin as sistant secretary of the American Navy 4epartntent with regard to the closing the Adriatic Sea to enemy What Roosevelt says about im portant naval measures to keep the Mediterranean reasonably clear of says the is very flour campaigns de pend wholly or partly on sea communi cations in the the Saloniki and Pales tine A distinct improvement began after tour of Sir Erie Ged first lord of the British admiralty of the the antisub marine work in these waters was put under charge of British admiral But we are still far from having ach ieved all we can in order to secure full usa of the sea for thearmies of the allies which is the goal Roosevelt He speaks of Closing the Adriatic to Austrian if it can be would dispose of the en emys chief STRIP TORPEDOES TO SAVE1TERIAL Torpedoes Are Now Deprived Of All Delicate Mech anisms todays list of 114 04 Western Canadn sol erg auil officers are casualties An Irish ence of the Associated Germans in their extremity to make their raw materials for munitions go as far as possible have stripped their torpedoes until they are as bare as skeletons as to the former efficient It seems that the idea cf the Ger mans is to gain the highest possible explosive power and eliminate the delicate and expensive propelling and steering This sbas been done at the cost of accuracy and range of fire and at the same time en hances the danger to the JJboats by forcing them much to their target than would be necessary if the older types of torpedoes were It has resulted in a great saving of copper and Under normal conditions torpedo should be effective at two thousand yards or more but the Germans now seldom fire from more than 500 yards and when fliey feel they are saife they approach At close range the stripped torpedo practically is as ef fectije as the more complete types but the fact remalnrthat the Germans have forced their submarine command ers to pay in danger for they have saved by producing an inferior to Have in France By June 1919 Feport ing the administration man power bill extending the draft ages Chairman Chamberlain disclosed to the senate that General chief of had told the mili committee it was up to the United States to put enough men in France to win the war on the west The report revealed that the new American war pro gramme calls for eighty or something more than three mil lion men in France by June next With 18 more divisions in training at home All of the men called for service under proposed new draft 18 to General March told the would be in France by next according to the Immediate extension of the draft ages was declared by the army representatives to be im perative in order that the United States may throw its full strength into the allied and neutral shipping sunk by enemy sub marines during the mouth July amounted to compared with tons sunk in This radical decrease in losses ig doubly significant when tthe Increase in merchant marine navigation result Ing from the American shlpbulldiiif effort is The entente Ions constructed during July a ton nage in excess of to that de stroyed during the month by enemy The Untfliite tonnage suiik in 1918 wus 50 per emit leas than tliat lost In Allies Getting Up Steam For Another Offensive Making Further Advance 4 French have captured alll the high ground on the Lassigny massif and are working down the north and eastern sides so that a further retirement of the enemy in that sector is according to advices received here this violent ar tillery duel between the Avre and the Oise continued during last according to the statement from the War Office A German raid in Champagne The statement reads The night was marked by the rather intense activity of the ar tillery between the Avre and the An enemy raid Champagne against the Marquis sector was without HAMMERING AWAY sides are gathering strength for a resump tion of heavy how does not prevent the French from hammering away at LassignyNoyon line and doggedly struggling onward through choked General Humberts men have carried Ribecourt which barred the road running toward between Thiescourt Ridge and the Oise and projected the Germans from Ourscamp of ths It is a useful success that seriously endangered both Thies court Ridge and the Ourscamp The enemy In the Thies court salient already severely shaken by the attacks of General Humberts is reported to showing signs of giving PRISONERS August when the allied attack in Picar dy the British and French have taken prisoners to the num ber of The British patrols were active throughout last night in the dis trict between Albert and Avette IN FLYING but from a thoroughly reliable the Canadian Press learned 4bat the total number of Canadians on the strength of the Royal Flying Corps and the Royal Naval Air now amal gamated into the Royal Air now stands at This total com prises olllcers seconded from Canadian lixpeditionary Force other ranks discharged from the enlisted in Canada for and 94 lent to for aerodrome construction and 150 where the Germans began their retirement The patrols have maintained close touch with the enemy in this The British made further pro gress at several points along the BATTLE AT STANDSTILL With The French Army in Alongthe new Gury to Thiescourt the struggle came to standstill In ad dition to the Claude and Ecouvillon we hold to the of Belval Village and a ing in PlessierDeRoye The has reached a natural conclusion and the danger of a counterattack from the Thiescourt massif has been remov It is not known whether the battle will be renewed or but if it is it will be a new with stronger material and greater man power on both BRITISH British line has been advanced slightly east of in the district northwest of on the Pic ardy todays statement RETREAT EXPERT OK HUNS TO COMMAND Agen Hans Von the German retreat has ijeen appointed to the sup reme command of tfie German forces on the Somme The newspapers believe that this change In the German com is highly The German withdrawal north of Al bert is looked upon as the first application of his They Captured Five Times ais Many as Given Credit For GREAT TRIBUTE TO Faced Death With Boys in Front Line While Reporting Battle London war makes a variety of bed fellowships was shown this when ambulances disgorged at a London hospital twp Toronto lieutenants with Imperial tanks and an officer who had several Canadians serving with his All three had been in the sumo section gf the Did you see the Boche beating up the hill when our cavalry charged exclaimed one of these youngsters to an elderly man of the All three officers declar ed the newspaper correspondents seemed to underestimate the number of prisoners and material In machine guns for they believed the Canadians captured five times as many as they are given credit machine guns were turned upon the flying men who a few min the Bosche not having time to even spoil the JUany Germans wer found in the trenches sound FOR SOVIET Bolsheviki Forces Retreat from of Crumbling of the Bolsheviki in Western Siberia Need Aid Immediately or They May Bo Cut Says London Paris Papers Say Foe Has Been Soundly Beaten and Initia tive Wrested from Him four weeks ago today the resident of Paris were awakened by the sounds such a cannonade as had never been heard It was General Mangins counter preparation against the great German attack which the enemy be lieved was to bring him to the gates of In phrases tempered with the morning newspapers outline the great change that one short month has The who was at the gates of Rheims and Com has been soundly beaten and outgeneralled at every point and ini tiative has been frpm him by the military genius of General The German it is has transferred the direction of operations to General Von a speciaiist in Allied troops have captured prisoners and more than 1700 the front while acting as correspondThis is a greater number than Uui ent of the Canadian was paid allies have taken in four weeks ainco today by Captain who is in j the beginning of the striking tribute to tho work of Stewart editor of the among tho Canadians at You have a man here called Stew art who was over with us at the Canadian he He is one of tho most gallant fellows 1 I ever and I feel sure that the Prince would likfi to meet him Sinclair said Lyon was most popular among the headquarters staff of the Canadian where he wns noted for going about his work 1O1 aerUUI Ullio uuunn uuu AUU I i i i civilians who camo to England at their own expense and enlisted in the air On account of their special adapta bility and initiative Canadians proved to bo excellent Hying officers and it is understood that no less than 35 per cent of the actual flying officers in France are A GOOD Canadian Dispatch from Rent ters Borden in opening today the exhibition of specimens collected by the Canadian Medical Corps remarked that the British and French ships were keeping the most careful records of war lie was assuked that these would he of the greatest service in the future of medical It he gratifying to know that the Canadian medical backed by the Canadian were assist ing this for tho understanding of the But man was so Whenever lio luiod that there was going to be an attack ho would slip away to tlm very front line mem bers of tho local street railway men and allied fuions struck this The city is without a tram More serious in ii possibleshut down of the companys plant which supplies many industrial plants In tlni also tho street and shop mid trenches and watch the men go1 The gas sor I ing over the lie took chances I lust like tho The men got to know and lie was most popular with An extremely gallant fel we ail grew to like him Imtnense vice was cut off at 10 This affects the newspapers which are go ing back to handset matter and poster front unless conditions are re In many homes there cau be ly for his pluck and genial good fellow no cooking because of the lack of c h in hi nil a YVflPt ll ill lirli t it a i i which was worth much to I shall be disappointed if I do not see Stewart Lyon this hava seen him coming in from thefront line time and again all covered with mud when he had been with the soldiers whom he The men have struck on a ques tion ot back THE WEATHER High Low 79 61 HAVANA a special1 de cree issued lust President cal reestablished constitutional guar antees throughout They were suspended on July The pre sident also issued a statement guaran teeing the purityof the elections next November and tho ofsfell Wireless troops have begun to evacuate The gold reserves which had been In the basement of the Kremlin already have been removed to an unknown i the ancient capital of was made the Soviet capital in The Lenine fled there from toward which the German troops were It has been reported within the last few days that the Germans had renewed their march toward Pet CzechoSlovak troops have been reported in force along the Volaa about 500 miles east of 1 AMERICAN TROOPS troops today began to disembark at Vladivostok and immediately will join the International forces to aid the CzechoSlovak army in Its campaign in The Ameri cans compose the 27th regular infantry regiment from Manila will be followed by another regimentfrom the Philippines and additional troops from the United REPUBLIC IN DANGER Soviet government has issued a proc lamation declaring that the Rus sian republc is in accord ing to telegrams from Helaingfors received In Stockholm and quoted corresiiondgntjof the Tlfnet The Petrograd Soviet has moved to owing the insecurity of the Bands of armed peasants are reported marching on They de clare they are starving and that the Red Guards have stolen all their Dissatisfacton at the Soviets It said to prevail everywhere in GREAT RECEPTIpN learns that the British troops on their way to join the Czecho slovak troops on the Ussurl front were received by the Czechs with the greatest enthusiasm at Nicolek and The Ussuri River joins the Amur near north of The Czechs have been engaged with the Bol sheviki in this region for several British recogni tion of the CzechoSlovalts is com mented favorably by the news The Daily Graphic says that it means that in addition tp the other war the allies are now commit ted to the formation of a separata and independent Czechoslovak nation out of the ruin of the Austrian Is Gratified Mas president of the CaechoSlovak Cars of Food Which Are in Dis pute Are Seized and Sold order to pre vent tho Canada Food Board ordered the seizure and imme diate snlo of two cars of fish gary whichwore refused by the pur chiiser on account of their Acting updor instructions from the fnod un inspector at Winnipeg luiii seized a car of celery and arranged for Us Tfoo consignee had re fused to accept and immedi ate fiction was taken in order to save this A car of mixed vegetables has been and sold at without waiting for the settlement of matters in dispute between con signee and SUNK BY survi vors of the fishing schooner Pro sunk by a German submar ine Saturday were brought here today after being adrift in 4 storm twentyfour hours without a compass and with little water and foodOthers of the crew were landed earlier 9 the National Council today sent a mes sage to Arthur British sec retary for foreign expressing appreciation for the action of the British government in recognizing the CzechoSlovaks as a Czechs Cut Siberia are in a dangerous position and are liable to be cut off says correspondent of the Times at Only a fraction of those between the Volga and Lake Baikal are armed and all are deficient in every sort of equip i They are cut off from the Far East and it is Impossible to learn what is happening to The corres pondent says there is much apprehen sion concerning them in Vladivostok and adds The Czechs are pathetically anx ious to push west and assist their bro They are contemplating des perate measures In order to reach but their force is ridiculously compared to1 their while they lack most auxiliary equip ment and are deficient even in the es K it is the allied intention to hold the rear while the Czechs do the fight General Dietrichs small force might well be anfalhilated but it Is in conceivable that the allies will refrain from active cooperation and that co operation must he on a larger scale than hitherto Urges In an editorial the Times emphasizes the urgency of hastening allied It says that the Czechs have been dri ven back from the Ussuri front and also have suffered reverses in East ern It is the Times to send help to West ern Siberia through it Lake Baikal ought to be reach ed In moderate strength within a rea sonable GREAT BRITAIN AND PROTEST IS ACTION United States and Great Britain have joined in a diplomatic pre test to the Mexican government against the oil land decrees of President It is amount practically to Meanwhile the American and English companies have united In an agreement to refuse to meet the terms of the which they contend would take the pro perties from and have agreed among themselves to de pend upon their governments for protection of their SCHOONER i Am erican schooner Porothy Barrett WM sunk by shell fire from German submarine yesterday Cape Seaplanes submarine chasers sent to tMf scene dropped depth bombs on the spot where the believed to have ;