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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 15, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME XI. LETHBHinGE, ALBEHTA, TIIUiSDAY, At'Ot'ST 1.1, 1U1S 208 GAINS ALLIES GATHERING STEAM FOB A RESUMPTION OF THE DRIVE S. Newspapers Say U. S. Should follow Example of Great Britain. SHOULD OFFICIALLY RECOGNIZE THE CZECHS AS A NATION NOW Xcw York. Aug. New Yoffc monriiiK newspapers in leading' edi- torials arc practically unanimous 1: their praise of Uritfsh diplomacy ii recognizing the Czecho-Slovak "nal ion mid urges similar action by the TJnlted Slates. The Times says Great Britain's r.cc ogn.ttiou.Js a generous 'act transcend ing the custom and prescriptions diplomacy, -It urges a similar step hy Ihe .United States as a reward Tor the.'1 Valor and loyal spirit of tho Czecho-Stovaks. Thc.IIeralil refers lo the British ac important and gratify ing fitcp'and predicts American ion: follow without delay. Ihc recogniUo] Ihc CJje'chOrSiovaVs means an increase in Ihe alJied.fifihtlnB forces anil's: "By the. recognition -of a Cz'eclio Slovak state the aliies liavc.gjyen a rtefintt "aliiy'tor whltiii-lhey have striveri'-'fb centuries' and "of an cmi'to tlie year of oppression hceii forced U endure, tinder the odious Auslro-llun garian rule." f The Tribnnc-says: should :lo5e no lime in recog nlzing their independence salvin their riag.V The World Is nbn-conirmUal agrees.that "any encouragement to th Jn Russia has beei weH earned." A Aug. ,seve hundred rclurncii soldiers' have, no1 taken advantage bf the Soldier Setlli tne'nt j.Act'-artU iliave Apjillcfl for th ROvernniQnt foan of JSaJO at five pc cent.' Interiat, .to enable them to a nnlrej Jand, stocik, agricultural ciiiij mcnt, lo- erect, farm buildinga, el Tlie total advances so far made i the .relumed men who are settling on moro than ThV amount- of the loan is based in each casc'on tho security value ot (Jio land. ".Thd'loAn consytutos a first RAVELLED 3QOG 1 M1LES.TOJOIN UI1 Camp Lewis', Aug. Hudson, a selec- tive draftee from Pax ion, Alaska, 200 miles Fairbanks, Is here pfter a trip cf, more than, three thousand mCles which he travelled by dog team, buckboard, mail river steamer, rail- way and coastwise vessel. He thought he Would be classed as a deserter If he did'not make the trfp as quickly as possible. His home address Is Seattle. J. S. to Have m France By June 30, 1919 Greater Effort is Needed Here, Thinks'Franklin Roosevelt Manchester, llanchev er Guardian yesterday discussed the emarks of Franklin'.p. Roosevelt, as ;fslant pt the American iubmarines. "What Mr. Roosevelt says about im jortani naval measures to keep lh' itediteri-ancan reasonably clear o says' the' welcome, canipaighs de ientl wholly or partly on seacommuni cations in (hi French, -Italian, Pales Cue camnalgns. V, "A distinct Improvement tegan vhen, after Sir. Brie Ged ties, first lord of Uie-BrftUli ailmircilti of the Medilerfaneaiij Ihc anti-sub nar'iiio'w.cirji'in'' these waters was inder charge adraira, But we are still" far.. Ironi having acli iei'ed all eecur full lisa o goal Mr 'j. "Jle' the Adriati Austrian submarines; .Thai, if i can be done, would dispose of'the ci emy's chief II Torpedoes Are: Deprive Of All Delicate Mich- anisnis Ah Irish Porl, Aug. enco of the Asso'dated Germans in their .extremity to male their raw iiinnitlons g as far afi possible have strljiped lhe; torpedoes until thdy arjs us bare a skeletons as tho forme efficient It seems that Ituv .idea, of the Ge mans ia'to gain .the explosive power and lo, eliminate the delicate and eipciislve and, steering This been done' atvtlio cost of accui'dcy -and range of fire anil .at the anirie time en- I Aug. report- ing the administration man power extending the draft ages today. Chairman Chamberlain disclosed to the senate that General March, chief of staff, had told the mili- tary committee it was up to the United Stales to put enough men in to win the war on the- west front. The report revealed that the new American war pro- gramme calls for eighty divisions, or something more than three mil- lion men in France by June 3D, next year, with 18 more divisions in training at home then. All of the'men called for active- service under proposed new draft ages, 18 to 45, General Mcrch told the committee, would be in France by next June, according to the program. Immediate -..extension of the draft ages was declared by the 'army, representatives to be im- perative in order that tlie United States may throw its full strength into the struggle. Allies Getting Up For Another Offensive; er Advance nance's inc io i rnorlgago (hi money, is repaid, lo Ihe government. London, Aug. British forci from Northwest Persia has reached the Caspian Sea and talc Jn 6vtr a of the defenses of Baku.'., CALDER, Nt OXFORD, f TO BE UNOPPOSED vYotfdstoik, Ont., AUfl, unopposed erection of John Calder to succeed Hon, N.-Yf. Rowell at member fcr North Oxford In the legislative'auembly appears to be conceded. The.Conservative par' ty will not oppose Mr, Calder, ac- cording to the statements cf var- foui 'prornlneni party workers frorn all.bve'rthe district, Otfa'o, Avg. In (Of Western C l are ttm.a Hal' of Ofc "apl- by lorcing them much W their target lhan would be.neccsfiirr, if thp older types of tbrpeddcs were used. It MRS resulted in a. great- sating of copper and brass. Under normal conditions .a torpedo should effective at, two thousand or .Ihe OfiVnJSns now- fire from more thrtn fiflfl yards and when safe Ibey approach Al, close, rdngo the stripped torpedo-1 practically' is as, ef- fecUi'O as the more "complete types but tho fact remain5rlbal Ihe.Germans have forced their suhmarlne command- era to pay .Jn tiaiiger fo'r.wliaL they have saved by producing an Inferior torpedo. London, Aug. French have captured all! the high ground on the Lassigny massif and are working down the north and eastern sides so that a further1 of the enemy in that sector is probable, according to advices received here this afternoon. UETKEAT OF HUNS TO COMMAND Paris, Aug. Agen- Hans Von Boehn, the German "retreat specialist." has tfeen appointed to the sup- reme command of Hie German forces on the Somme front. The newspapers believe thai this change in the German com- mand, is highly significant. The German withdrawal north of Al- bert is looked upcn as the first application of his tactics. Paris, Aug. violent ?r- Ullery duel between the Avre and the OIES continued during last night, according to the statement ,from the War Office today. A German raid in Champagne failed. The statement reads: "The night was marked by tfcs rather intense activity of the ar- between Avre and the "Oise. _ "An ensmy raid against the Marquis sector was- without HAMMERING AWAY Paris, Aug. sides tirt gathering strength for a resunipj1- tion of heavy fighting. _ ever, does not.'preyent the French from hammering away at the 'Lassigny-Noyon line and doggedly struggling onward through .gas- choked woods. General Humbert's men carried Ribecourt barred the road running toward Noyon, between Thlescourt Ridge and the Oiss and projected the Germans from Ourscamp of th: river. It is a useful success seriously endangered both court Ridge'and 'the Ourscamp salient. The enemy In the ,Thies-V court salient already severely shaken by the attacks of Central Humbert's leftr is reported showing signs of giving way. SOfGDO PRISONERS London, Aug. August S, when the allied attack in Picar- dy began, the British and French have taken prisoners to the nuip: ber of The British, patrols were active throughout .fast night in the dis- trict'between Albert and Avette. where the -Germans began their retirement-yesterday1. The patrols have maintained close touch with the enemy in this region. The British i made further pro- 'gress at several points along the .front. BATTLE AT STANOSTILt With Ther-jFretich Army in Captured Five Times "aiT Mirny, as Given Credit For London) Aug. Hovr war makc5 variety of lied fellowships was shown this morning, when ambulances disgorged at a 'London hospital tw Torouto iioulcnaats with Impeil tanks nnd an officer ivho had scvera Canadians servfne; vflih Ins tank. Al threcj'had in the same section of the fighi. "Did you see the Bochc beating ui tho hill when our cavalry exclaimed one of these Canadian youngstew' to an elderly man oi the imperials.' All three officers declar cd tho newspaper correspondents seemed 'to undcr-estimate the nutnbe of prisoners and material captured in iiia chin o s'.sns tor Instance, the; believed, the Canadians- captured five imes as mauy as Itiey are given credi jr. TheiC machine guns' were turned upon Km TJyjng men who a few rain Ottawa, Aug, from a thoroughly reliable source, Ilio Cn'nailiai) 1'rcas learned ttiat the total imrnher oj Cano'iians on the strength of the Ho.vnl Flying Corps ami- tho Tloyal Ifaval Mr Service, now amal- samntcd Into ilic Royal Force, now Simula at Thts lolal com- jirlscs ofticcra seconded from the Canadian KxperliUonary'Force; other ranks discharged from Ihb C. H. enlisted'in Canada for H.F.C. and H.N.A.; 34 lent lo for fteroitrome conslrucllon, anrl lofl civilians who camo lo Knglantl- al Ihelr own expengi amLenllalcd In Ihc tiir service, i On account of lliefr special bIHty anil Inillalivc Canadians proved lo bo excellent flying officers anrt understood that no less than 35 pfir cenl of the actuahflyfng officers. Franco are Canadians, In Ecouvillon-Farms, we hold to the .north tof .Belval Village and a foots1 Park. The battle, therefore, has reached a natural conclusion and the danger of a counter-attack from the Thicscourt massif hat been remov' ed." II is not known whether tht battle bz or not, but ifjt is it will be a new operation, with stranger material and greater man power on sides. BRITISH ADVANCE, 'London, Aug. British line has been advanced slightly east of Rainecourt, in the district northwest of Ctiaulnes, on the Pic- ardy battlefronl, today's .statement announces. ffillRlIETfi Faced Deatji With Boys in Front Line Wrjile Reporting Toronto, Aug. striking Irihule to the work of Stewart Lyon, editor ot the Globe, among the Canadians at, the front white acting as corro3ponU- Bolshevik! Forces' Retreat from of Crumbling of the Bolshevik! in Western Siberia Need Aid Immediately or They May Bo Cut Off, Says London Correspondent, Amsterdam, Aug, {British Wireless Soviet hive fgim to evacuate Moscow. 'The gold rejects which had been In the asement of the Kremlin already have been' removed to an unknown b __ _. _ Moscow, the ancient caplfal'of Russia, was made the Soviet capital urtL Lenme government- fled' there from Pfctrograd, toward wnfch the German troops were marching. It has been reported within the last few days that the Germans-had renewed their march toward Pet- troops havt becn in force along the Volga about 500 miles Moscow. 8 AMERICAN TROOPS DISEMBARK. Washington, Aug. American troops today began to disembark at Vtadivostok and immediately will join the International forces to aid the Czechoslovak army -in Us campaign -In Siberia. The cans compose the 27th regular infantry regiment from Manila am be followed by another regimsnt'from the Philippines and attdl troops from ths United Slates. ncfwMI iddltlonal Paris Say Foe Has Been Soundly Bc'afen and Initia- Him four weeks ago today'Iho resident) of I'arls were awakened hy the- sounds of, such a n's had never been heard before. It was General Mangin's counter reparation against the great German attack which Iho enemy be-' lieved was to. bring him to" the gates of In phrases tempered with joy, tho morning newspapers outline the change-that OTIQ short month ;reat lias Tho one my, who was at tltc gales of Amiens; Hhelms and Com- pcigne, has he en 'SquniHy beaten and out-gencralled at every point and ini- tiative has been-.wrung trpm him by (he military Ecnlus'of General Foch. The Clennan command, it is'safd, has transferred the tltreftion of operailon? to General Von Boehn, a specialist fn retreats.' Allied tropus have and hioro than 1100 guns grealer number than Paris, KWTuft ;4Ilfed: and neutral shipping %unk hy enemy anh marines during tho month ofv July amounted lo 'tons, compared 634.S3? tpniS sunk In'July, 3017. This radical decreaae hi leases is doubly significant ,whVii )lh6 Increase In merchant rnafirie navigation result- ing from the American effort (5 constderca. Thc'enlenle iort3 conalrucled during.' July'.A ton- nngo In excess stroyed during' tlii enemy opernllons, TJio Knlcnle lonnpxo Bunk In 1918 was 60 per cent less tliiti Ihnt lost In A GOOD WORK. Press- Wspatcli from ters Limited.) London, Aug. Bordta in opening today tho exhibition of war specimens, collected by Canadla'fl Army Modlcal Corps remarXed -Miat Ihe British snrt, French snips ,were keeping ihc rnosl carcMI "recorni, of WAT caseg. He uas assumed thatjtiese Vquld be of the grealcsl fbc fnf uro of medlr.al rsctcncc, U was, he added, gratifying to know Uiat'.ftio Can6dla 11 medical .officers, hacked, .by the Cinftrtlan government, were assist- ing In work- quietly ryrirl weli and never ashing atiy (iiiesUyns such a's.wcro neces-j the nndcrslanddig of tho mafjs, "iJul the man gallant, Whenever lie heard llmi-inure vras go5ng-io be an attack ho woiiht slip to the very front line IrenebeS and (here men go- Ing over the top. chances Jiisl Iik6 tho soldiera. The men got lo know hirn, and he was most-popular tv5tb tlbcto. An extremely 'gallant fel low, we aH grew to like him Jrnrnense tor hlsnlnckaml genial good fellow the Canadian Press, was paid taken hi four weeks since today by Captain Sinclair, In Toronto with Prince Arthiir of Con- naught. "Ypii have a man here called art Lyori, who ivas over with us at Hie Canadian he saUL. "lie fa one of Ififi most galJant fellows 1 ever rrtot, and I (ccl sure that the Prince would Hho to meet him Cantata-Sinclair safcl Mr. was most popular among thb headquarters staff 6t the Canadian army, where ho .noted'for goJng about his wrtrk REPUBLIC IN London, Aug. Soviet V government has proc-- lamation declaring sian republc is accord- ing jo-tcEigrams from received tn The- Petrograd Soviet'' moved to Kronstadt, insecurity of the Bahds.of armed1 -peasants are reported marching on Petrograd. TheyVde- clare they are starving and that the Red Guards have stolen all their food. Dlssatisfacton at the Sovieti Et said to prevail everywhere in Russia. v GREAT RECEPTipN London, Aug. learns that the British troops'on their way to join the .Czecho- slovak troops on the Ussuri front: were received by the.Czech8 with the greatest enthusiasm at and elsewhere. The River joins the Amur near Khabprovsk, north of Vladivostok The Czechs have been engaged with tfie Bol- shevlki in thts sevjeral weeks, V British Recognition." London, Aug. recognj- llon of the Czecho-Slovaka Is conv men toil upon, favorably by the news- papers. The Daily Graphic says that U nieans that in addition to tho''after war aims, the allies are'now com mil teil to the formation of separate ant independent nation ou of the niln of tlio empire.- Is GrstiPtd Washington, Aug, avar'K, president of the Czecho-Slovak St. Jolin, Aitg. mciii- hers of the local street ralhvny rncn and alited furoqs struck this morning, The clty.Js without a tram service. More sbrioiiH. is a iiosstble down of the company's plant whith city, many Ind also the street lishilug and shop The gns ]n ilio 'vice off M ID o'clock, This affecU'lhe i which arc so- Ing back to hand-set mailer and poster uiiIMs condlllons are re- many homes there can be stored. 'cooking because of Ihe lack of !.3haU b6 disappointed if 1 Stewart Lyon this time, t have seen him coming In from IheMronl Ijne time and again all covered with mud wlion-hc had been ivltli the soldiers whom ho loved." i The men ilo not see ifon back on a '.THE WEATHER HJjh 79 61 HAVANA ELECTIONS. Hiivaria, "a special de- cree issued lasf: night, President Mer.o- cal rc'CStAbllslied coiiBlilntJonal guar- iHrnnghout Citba They were suspended on July 12 1117 Tho pre- ildcnt sl3o Issued n atalcnionl guaran teeing Hie imuiy of tho elections next Noyemher ant] tho protection ofs .voters'. Cars of Fond Which Are in pule Are .Seized and Ottawa. Aug. order lo'pre vent waste, tho Canada Food tlpan has ordered the sefznre "and Inime diatc sale of two cars of Hah gary refused, 6y Iho chaser on account of their condition AclJng-npilcr inslrucllons ftprh lh [cod board, an inspector at Winriipci las seized a car of celery end arranget for its.sale. Tho hail '.re- fused to accept ddlveryVariil-.lm.nied" ate action was laken la.order lo.giV this fool A of mixed vpgclahlea has tee fclzetl and sold at, Eglevan, .SafiJf wilhonl waiting for the, sdlttemeht 6 mattera Jn dispute iignee and consignor. f SUNK BY SUB. Boston, Aug. iiiivl- vcriT'of the fUhlnj KHooner sunk by a Gerrmin.submar- ine Saturday were Brought .here today after being adrift in storm twenty-four, hours, without a compass and with Tlttte water and food. Others of crew, were landed [j th< week. Council today sent a mes- age to Arthur J. Bnltour, British sec- for 'foreign affairs, expressipg jpreciatio'n for the n'ctioa- ol ritish goveriimenl the zecho-SlovaXs as.a nation.- Czechs Cut Off. are- In a dangerous H itton liable e' .c.jtlolf libgolher, r says he.- corres Dontle nt' of." he Times, at .Vladivostok" Only" a raction of Ihbie, between the Volga nd Lake' Baikal are armed juid, all re deficient, ia every sort of eqrtip' lent.i They are 'cut off from the Far ast and it is impossible to learu ivhal them. The corres londeut.says there. is much apprchen- on concerning them In Vladivostok ni adds: "The Czechs are pathetically ous lo push west and assist their hra- iers. They are contemplating des erate measures tn order to, reach but 'their force is ridiculously compared' to' Ihelr opyonents, they lack most 'auxiliary equip- ent and are. in tha.es- enlials. "If it Is tho allied Intention to hold lie rear while tho Czechs do the fight- ng. General DJetrich'i small force might well be annihilated hut.lt Is in- onceivable that Iho allies will refrain rom active co-operation and thatvco- nperation m.ust.bB larger scalo han hitherto Urjes Haste, In an editorial tho Times emphasizes he urgency of hastening allied action. t says that the Czechs have been dri- ven back from Ihc Ussuri front -and also liave suffered reverses- in East- ern Hussla. U imperative, (ha Times declares, to send help to ern Siberia through Harbin, whence, t says, Lake Baikal ought to he reach- ed Jn moderate Strength within a rea- sonable Uinii. IMESJIHIS Aug 15, The United States and Great Britain have Joined in a diplomatic pro- test to the governmsnt agalntt the oil land decrees of -President tflrrarua, which, it is tontendedj amount prattle a.lly to Confiscation. Meanwhile, the American and English companies have united in an agreement to refuse to meet the terms of the decree, which. they contend would Uke the pro- perties from them, and hav6 agreed "among themselvet to de- pend their governments for protection of their U, S. SCHOONER Washington, Aug.' Thft Am- erican'. schooner. Dorothy wn sunk by shell fire from a German submarine yesterday w J' submarine- chasers Xnt to trfi, scene dropped depth bombt on o the spot where tin submarine WM i believed to have tubmerttd. J ;