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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - August 17, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLU^ME XI. LETimniDGE, ALBERTA, SAIIRDAY, AILC.UST 17. H)18 HUNS PLAN RETR NUMBER 210 "WE HOPE TO DO BETTER STILL NOW," SAYS FRENCH GENERAL N Canadians Outran Their 'Map' in the First Dash and Demanded New One 3eveie Conflicts During Recent Offensive-More Than 200 Huns Downed. BRITISH SQUADRONS CAUSE GREAT DAMAGE TO GERMAN POSTS T.ondoti. Aug. 17.-Measured hy the number of machines engaged, the in-lunHlty of the fighting and the magnitude of the losses inflicted on the enemy, tho fighting la the air niiy in Franco, Aug. i1.-(Associuliil i're.-^fi.)-The commander of the l-'rcncli army, Gen era! Humbert, on rerciviiiK iho correspondents just afli r ilic German rusli toward Compeign'- Iuul been slopped in June, .said: "We hope lo do bcitoi.' General Humbert taliuMi to ilie i-or-respondcnls again today iiitor ihc cai)-ture ot'Ribecourt. lie iiuxlcslly refrained -from references lo his previously oxpres.sed boiK-.-^, s;\ying simply that he had got h-.'.vk on in tlie LaK.signy Massif and woiilil .-,iay tlicre until ho went further mi. lie described graphically the worl; oi nis men. 'I'he operations ot liii.' iliirit army, which vcsuitort in llu^ wiijing out of .the .Vlont Didler .salh.-ni. ka^: siiiior-dinate lo the attack ui' Kiold Marshal lliilg's forccti uortii and sontli ot llicl Somme. It was iiii|)iisslblL' (or tlicj tliird army to attacli uiilil liie oimra-i tions elsewhere had pioduccd resulis' as there Avore serious terrain difficulties facing it. . As soon as the UricpuuiB beRan to give way bctoro tai,' �v.'oiiibintjd French and British forces, the third ariny began to advance! on August 10. UATE mmm EN Salient Has Become Too Warm for Them-British Troops . Make Further Advance in Picardy-French Press Forward in the Region of Roye-German Raids Fail. PT II Pans, Aug. 17.-(Havas Agency.)-The Germans are preparing to evacuate ths Roye-Lassigny-Noyon salient, says the Echo De Paris. It is indicated, the newspaper adds, that German pioneers and laborers arc at work behind the German front line on a new Hindenburg line. The German position in Roye is serious. Not only are the allies a mile and a quarter west of the town, but the roads lepdlng out of it toward Peronne, Nesle and Noyon are under the fire of the allied guns. -O Takes Over Position at l^eth-bridge in ronnection With C. P. R. System Rebels Have AUSTRIAN KING FOR POLAND The Hague, Aug. 17.-Germany has approved the suggestion made by Austria that an Austrian archduke be made king of Poland, the Lokal Anziege'r of Berlin says it understands. Archduke . Karl Stephen, it says, probably will be named. HMSOFiyMWBKIllEO Chicago, Aug. 17.-The I.W.W. '.ease which has lasted more than two months, was given to the Jury this afternoon. Attorney Frink N. Becker, for the government concluded his, argument In an hour and Attorney George F. Vannder-v'er, for the defense, surprised spectators by making no address, LAND, 500 TON So great la the need for hay to win-tor tho stock In'Soathern Alberta that Ihe dapartttient 6� tho lntei:lor at Ottawa through Geo. H, Macdonald, Do-miniou Lands Ajjent here, haa announced (hat fcom this date anyone may seouro hay (rnni govornmonl lands for any disposition at the rate ot flttyoonts per ton. This action is expeetoil lo relieve the Bituutlon to a conaldoritbte exttut. CMOIAN EDITORS W IRK OF THE AIR FORCES Some of Tliem Talic Flights Over London ih Big Bombing Machines HREAIEiO CRISIS (apocloV to the llorald) Coleman, Aug, 17.-A fatal accident occurred at the InternatlonalGoal Co. mind yesterday during the morning shift, when the miners, were In the act of putting up a set of timber, Joseph KluB, aged 33 years was Instantly killed when the high side rib of coal fell on him, The'dead miner was a Polander, and leaves a wife and two children in Austria, tli* fuporal will take place Sunday* and will be in charge ot the U, M. F- of A. BAD FOREST FIRES, St, Thomaa, Ont., Aug. 17.- Forest fires thai are raging bs-tween Middlemarch and FIngal, -Just west of this olty, are endangering thousands of dollar*' worth o4 crops and property. ^Doxans of far>ners In ^at looallty^as well as workmen frbm the M,C,R, are fighting continuously to kesp the flames In ehe^k. , (Canadian Press Dispatch from (Routers T^imlted.) London, Aug. 17.-"The Canadian journalists have had hu opportunity of seeing and testing tho part being played by that great service which is giving Groat Britain tho mastery the air, and probably will provo one of the deciding factors in the victory of the allies," according to .lohn Weld of London, Ont., Farmers' Advocate. The Canadians proceeded to a great airdrome on tho outskirts of London, where some ot them made a flight over London in o huge boniTiing airplane, tho latest type of which on this occasion made its first practical flight. Two trips were made by this ma-Chine, which carried on its first flight .M. R. Jennings of Ed�nonton, W, R, McCurdy of Halifax, and Fernand Rln-fret 0[ Montreal and Hon. Prank Carroll of Quebec. They al.so went up in a smaller machine which only took one passenger. W. P. Kerr of Uogiua and Noel Chasse of Quebec wero the alrnion in two trips, the pilots giving an exhibition of fancy flying. Tho other members of the party who were present loudly cheered those who - took the flights and when they came down showered them with congratulations. Previous to th^ visit to the airdrome, the newspapermen and a few others were entertained to luncheon by Sir George Porley, Canadian high commissioner. Onlthe second trip the newspaper-njen^vho flew were W. C. Nlchol of Vancouver; Charles RoblUeau of Montreal; qj)arles Douglass of Toronto; John �^'eld of liondon, 0nt, and J, A. Savard ot Quebec City. The flights lasted twenty minutes and extended in and over IvOndon at a speed Of 90 miles an 'hour, the airplane, passing over Regent's Park, Hyde Park and down the Tl|ames to St. Paul's Catlje-dral and tho tower, where an altl-Jtude of 5,000 feet was attained.^ ,' Washington, Aug. 17.-The threatened crisis In the relation of _'Mexlco with the .Entente allies and the United States apparently has been averted by a modification of the Mexican oil tax decree by President Carrania. It was learned today that on August 12, Carranza, In effect, cancelled provisions in.the decree of July 31, under which undeveloped oil lands might be seized by the Mexican government upon failure of their owners>to make declarations and submit to what thoy regarded as excessive taxation, THE WEATHER High........................... 80 Low .................(....... 50 Forecast-Generally fair, -few local thunder storms. ;\Tr. Sam C. Porter has l)i'n:i roorii).i; lnstltul.3 of (.'aiiada and the American Knciety of Civil lOuginecrs, { and is eminoully fitted tor this posi-lio;i from iiaviiig made a. specialty ot irrigation in all its phases practicaiiy all Ills life. He was born in Texas in 1,S7(! and is ii graduate of tiie JMassaehusetts Institute of Toclimlogy in Boston, and tlio Baylor Univonsity, To.\:i.s. Hi.-; cx-pcrinnco has been varied and practical, includinK 2 1-2 year.s in tho United Stales Reclamation Service, and 0 1-2 years as chief engineer of tho .\rkansas A'alley Sugar Beet and Irrigated Land Co.. one of the largest irrigation companies in Colorado. IJitr-ing the past five years ho has been assistant chief engineer and acting commissioner of irrigation in the department of the interior at Calgary. .Mr. Porter in liis now appointment reports direct to A. S. Dawson, chief engineer, Depiirtmenl of Natural Resources, C.P.R. at Calgary. lOSCOW London. Aug. 17.-A Stockholm diGpatch to the Times says that MoBCovj is now In the hands of the Social Revolutionists,.' and that -the situation in Moscow is critical. Will Stay There , AYiishiiiKton. Aug. IT.- ITnlled Stalei^ Consul General Poole at Moscow, who recently burned Jils code book aiKl turned tlie cousiMite over to the Swedish consul, notified the stale departmnnt In n cablegram rc-coivnj today that lie intended to remain in I\!osi-.()v,- to assist tho British and I''r(Muli consular ollicers there wha ar(5 iu great iicr.-ional danger. HI ESTEO Cornwall, Ont., Aug. 17.~Unlted States Immigration ollicers havo arrested nine Hindus and one West Indian at Massena, tho Hindus being charged with entering the country Illegally and with' coming from a harred zone. Tlie men arrested all claim to have been sailors on board boats which were torpedoed and landod sub.sequent-ly at Now York. Thoy then deserted thoir boats and were sent to Massena by employment agents hiring help for an aluminum plant there. Tho men range iu age from IS to 40 years and their capture is regarded as Important. eize Kronstadt Paris, Aug. 17.-(Havas Agency)- Reports are in circuration In Finland .that the Germans have seized tho Russian naval port of Kronstadt. according to a Stockholm dispatch to the Matin. Kronstadt is twenty miles west of Petrogrnd at the eastern extremity of the GnU ot Finland. It was the prln clpal fortress of Russia. Reports received through Germany early in the week were to the effect that Premier Lenlno and War Minister Trotzlcy had fled to ivronstadt from Moscow. It was xidded thai other departments ot tlie Soviet government also would go there. C.P'R. Not Likely to Change Proposed New Schedules Now President Marnoch of tlie Board of Trade was in (^urdstoii Thursday evening and In Coutts and other towns along thn.t line yesterday meeting the boards of trade in eonnectlon with the protest against tWe new C. P. R. railway service whicji goes >into effect tomorrow. On lus return he sent the following wire to tho board of railway commissioners: Referring to previous raessggos. General feuling throughout whole district is that arbitrnry and �uddon proposed action ot tho company is resented. JSvery right tliinklng citizen willing to accept measures for National conservation but there must be roasunablu comparison between final results and dlBtrlct's welfare. Tliere are no duplications of service in this whole district, only Canadian Pacific operating. We had personal consultations with people on Cardstou and Coutts linos. Cardstou line received present service under your board's orders and feel strongly that service should not be altered wltltout their being heard. Peel-ins of Lethbrldge Board 6� Trade la that company should be required to maintain all present services including that- on Maclcod subdivision till first ot October for completion of harvesting and meantime consultations had to arrive at reasonable '< compromise, and as al,isoJij.la irroduoible minimum, thrice weekly pas?onger and thrloo woekJrni'ted trains which must carry SIOEN iLLING FE London, Aug. 17.-In Picardy British troops made - adtlitionaV progress, says Field Marshal Halg' in his official statement today. The British lines have pushed eastward north of the Amlens-Roye Road and north of the Ancre. B^tish tjoops have gained further ground in the neighborhood of Vieux-Berquin, at the apex of the Lys salient. FRENCH ADVANCE. Paris, Aug, 17,-In the region of Roye French troops have made further progress In the Loges Wood and have reached the outskirts of the wood on the east, says the official statement from the war office today. Tbe'enemy efforts were directed atiainst IVIonolltb and Carnoy . Farms. A German raid northwest of Rholms failed. CANADIAN PROGRESS Paris, Aufl. 16.-French and Canadian troops' have made progress against the Germans over a front of more than three miles between Goyencourt and Lau-court, v/est of Roye, according to the French official communication issued this evening. The Loges Wood, five miles couth of Roye, also has been penetrated deeply by the French. Must Be Continual Wrangling at German Headquarters Over Offensive mail and express Coutts Cardstou lines. And Cardstou train should leave there in morning. Also every endeavor towards maintaining Many-liorrles present service. Maclcod subdivision people are entering protest against intorforenco thoir service, and \v() support their representations. Great Nortlicrn contioctions Coutts have not been altered. 0. n. MARNOt^H, President, Lethbrldgo Board of Trade. The following wire has been received from Vnce-Pres. Grant Hall ot tho C. P. H.  G. R. Marnoch, Lethbrldgo, Alia. Ansv,!oring your message have given considerations to all points you have raised and while I am sure you understand wo rogret rniiklrig thoijo reductions imdor circumstances do not see how thoy can bo avoided at present time. It does not appear to.ane that lieductlons service should be viewed with mucji upprehonslon, you win, I am sure imderstand that our decision to reduce this service on account of present conditions and uoc-esaitating conservation fuel and other supplies was given careful thought beforo being arrived at and we feel that you .should give change fair trial being, assnred'that when good grounds havo boon shown why ^withdrawn service should be re-eatabllshed matter win receive full consideration. � � " GRANT HALL, . London. Aug. 17.-According to a Copenhaijoii dispatch to the Kxchungo Telograpli Company, Prof, Udon, tho Swedish |)ruinier, replying to a deputation from tlio Swedish organization of Good Teniplars...^whu jisked wiio'.lier one of thu neutral � statfes could take tho initiative, regarding peace negotiations, said as there was no reason I to helioye Uiat the belligerents wvre willing to consider mediation, Sweden could not commence negotiations.. S.wuden. rho premier added, was following the present developmontS with great intorusl aiul was at the' disposition of till! warring powers shouhl any desire tor medliUion bo expressed. rvllNERS' LEADERS TO DISCUSS WAGE QUESTION Indianapolis, Aug. i7.~Labor conditions In the coal mining industry for which "the only logical solution Is a substantial flat wage Increase to be applied to all classifications of mine labor,;' vvIM be discussed at a conference of district'presidents of the United Mine Workers to be held In Wash-Itlgton, August 22, apcordlng to announcement made here, last night by F. J. Mayes, president of the United. Mine Workers of America. Toronto. Aug. 17.-The JIail and Empire cable from Lieut. Colonel Rep-ington, Inilltary critic of London, says' today: "There must havo been an uncommonly acrimonious wrangle at German headquarters over the question whether the great attack should bo uiado in the west at all. The younger Moltke's iilan of 1914 had tailed, as had Kalkonliayn's plan of 1016 and each time at great cost. Was Itwlso ' to try again! 'i'lio German losses had been Immense. Russia had been struck down and all civilians In Germany clamored for peace with the west us tho culminating point ot victory and for exploitation of the east: orn triumph. "To risk these triumphs and shake tlio foundations of tlio German empire by throwing tha dice In/ono hazard for military victory In-the west'must, therefore, have seemed to these clvll-Jans a quito unwarranted risk. "Ilindonbnrg, 1 fancy, spread these views and his partial eclipse this year, haa been the r.esult. More active and araliltious, Ludondorff gradually pushed him aside and became the spokesman of the military party. , Hi advevfted htmaolf siiameloss.'y and l)y every art and artifice ranged practically over the whole of junkerdonj on his side, tho press and all." RECRUITING JEWS. London, Aug. 17.-The enthusiasm that has marked the opening of recruiting offices In Jerusalem ^d Jaffa for the enlistment of the Jews of Palestine as reinforcements for Jewish battalions sent out from England, has been striking and significant, according to dispatches from Reuter't Limited, U. S. SENATOR DEAD, Franklin, N,H., Aug, 17.-rr;Unit�ia States Senator Jacob M, Gaillnger. oC New Hampshire, died at hospital early today In this city, 'Ijle, wa� ,boru near Cornwall, Dot,, 81 years fti<�, 20 93 20 887?69 ;