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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 17, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta I f VOLUME AUGUST HM8 NUMBER 210 HUNS PLAN NOYON WE HOPE TO DO BETTER ST1L SAYS FRENCH GENERAL Severe Conflicts During Rec ent Than 200 Huns BRITISH SQUADRONS CAUSE GREAT DAMAGE TO GERMAN POSTS by the number of machines the in tensity of the fighting and the magni lude of the losses inflicted on the en the fighting in the air during the last week was the most formidable of the Some of the conflicts occurred on August 8 In the sector be tween Albert and the AmiensRoye where the German air forces increased considerably soon af ter the opening of the allied The air fighting resulted in the des truction of fortyeight enemy ma chines while seventeen others were driven down out of Fifty Brl tlsh machines did not return During the six succeeding days 185 airplanes were destroyed and 89 driven down out of mak ing a totalof 339 German machines for the week compared with 123 Bri tish in the British bombing AHuadrpHs continually attacked enemy railways and other mili tary dropping more than tons of bombs and causing great Low flying scout machines raked the enemys congested roads of retreat with machine gun inflict ing many A notable feature of the aerial op erations was the virtually continuous night and day bombing of the enemy bridges over the This great ly hampered the supply and reinforce ments of the German The weeks work also Included a number of destructive raids into STBSWILL Canadians Outran Their Map in the First Dash and Demanded New One Canadian Press With Canadian ranks of the Canad ian force freely admit the great part played in the by the Imperial tanks operating under the command of the Canadian The tanks are an Im perial exactly as is the Royal and in both are many Canadian enlisted In this battle the went ahead of our clearing the beating out roads through over whelming the enemy breaking up machine gun nests and even coming grips with concealed enemy are the humors of war that alone make it One tank was standing on Thursday at the limit of its Why the devil dont yon go on You are greatly needed ahead cried an excited staff us he galloped No petrol and no wiis the What on earth do you need paper for queried the have run right through our map and want a new one for the most was the explanation The tanks are commanded by Imperial Each ran his own show and a gallant and re sourceful lot they Many of them fought with us at Vimy and they are our tried We will go anywhere with ho Such a show as you put on has never been seen in Uiis said one of them BULLETINS EFFORTS TO SAVE THE FOOD Would Be Dangerous to Relax Though Situation at Pres ent Favorable That is Ruling of Judge at Coast On Exemption Tribunal ex emption tribunal presided over by Judge Grant has announced as a rule of icourt that any exempted man participating In a general or walk out would be re garded as automatically become nonettential and cancel lation of the mans exemption would follow if the was brought before that 111 CASE IN which has lasted more than two was given to the jury this Attorney Frink for the government con cluded argument in an hour and Attorney George Vannder for the surprised spectators by making no So great is the need for hay to win ter the stock in Southern Alberta that ihe department of the Interior at Ot tawa through Geo JJo minion Lauds has an nounced that from this date anyone may secure from government lands for any disposition at the rate of fifty oonta per This action is expected to relieve the situation to a considerable Canada Food Board has issued the following state ment Recent announcement that situation overseas has been relieved by the special efforts of Canada and the United States are being Interpret ed In special quarters as indicating that special food jjrpduction and con servation efforts no longer are neces All optimistic reports relative to the easing of our allies food position are based on the assumption that the utmost effort to maintain and 10 in crease production and also to con serve will be continued on this continent as well as there has bean an un usually large grain crop in the United leaving a surplus over present which with the avail able surplus from and with continued conservation in both coun should meet our allies require ments from North America this The large supply of feed for live which also seems assured in the United will be reflected in increased production of pork and to a lesser of beet Hopeful though recent develop ments in the food situation have been it will not be safe until enormous wheat reserves have been accumulated pn both sides of theAtlantic and such reserves are not yet in A com parative crop failure on this continent next year in the absence ot holdover make our allies position almost as desperate was last Canadians cannot afford to relax In food production or food conserva tion because all that can be grown or saved will be Special to the Homld fatal accident occurred at the International Goal mine yesterday during the morning when the miners were in the act of putting up a set of Josuph aged 32 years was instant ly killed whan the high side rib of coal fell on Tlie dead miner was a and a wile and two children in TUe funeral will take place and will be in charge of the of BAD FONIiT Forest fires that are raging be tween Middlemarch and just west of this are endan gering thousands of dollars worth of crops and Dozens of farmers In hat locality as well as workmen the are fighting continuously to keep the flames in JAPAN SENDS TROOPS sociated governrnent today issued a statement announc ing that under the agreement wJth in view of the danger threatening the border of Man Japan was dispatching troops thence from FRENCH CRUISER SUNK old French cruiser Dupetit haa been sunk by a German it is officially announced Thirteen of the crew are American destroyers rescued the AUSTRIAN KINGFOR POLAND The has approved the suggestion made by Austria that an Austrian arch duke be made king of the Lokal Anzieger of Berlin says it Archduke Karl it probably will be Humbert Says He Will Stay at Lassigny Till Ready to Move ATTACK OF THIRD ARMY SUBORDINATE TO HAIGS ATTACK THE AIR FORCES Some of Them Take Flights Over London in Big Bomb ing Machines Canadian Press Dispatch from Routers Canadian journalists have had an opportunity of seeing and testing the part being played by that great service which is giving Great Britain the mastery of the and probably will prove one of the deciding factors in the victory of the according to John Weld of Farmers The Canadians proceeded to a great airdrome on the outskirts of where some of them made flight over London in a huge bomfflng air the latest type of which on this occasion made its first practical Two trips were made by this ma which carried on its first flight Jennings of McCurdy of and Fernand Hin fret Montreal and Frank Car roll of They also went up in a smaller ma chine which only took one Kerr of Kogina and Noel Chasse of Quebec were the airmen in two the pilots giving an exhibi tion of fancy The other mem bers of the party who were present loudly cheered those who took the flights and when they came down showered them with Previous to thq visit to the the newspapermen and a few others were entertained to luncheon by Sir George Canadian high com Onl the second trip the newspaper men Kvho flew were Nlchol of Vancouver Charles Robilleau of real Charles Douglass at Toronto John Weld of and Savard of Quebec The flights lasted twenty minutes and extended in and over London at a speed of 90 miles an the airplane passing over Hegenta Hydo Park and down the Thames to Pauls Cathe dral and the where an alti tude of feet was With the French Army in commander of the French Gen eral on wciving the cor respondents just after the German rusli toward Compeignc liad been stop ped in said We hope to do General Humbert to I lie cor respondents again today after the cap ture oEr lie modestly re frained from reference to his pre viously expressed saying sim ply that he hadgot on to the Lassigny Massif and would stay there until he went further Me describ ed graphically the work of his The operations of the third which resulted in the wiping out of Mont Didicr WAR subor dinate to the attack or Kicld Marshal Ilaigs forces north iml south of the It was impossible for tlio third army to attack until the opera tions elsewhere had produced results as there were serious terrain ditti culties facing soon as the jUniijmms began to give way before French and British die third army be gan to advance on August PORTER Salient Has Become Too Warm for Troops Make Further Advance in Press For ward in the Region of Raids Germans are preparing to evacuate the RoyeLassignyNbyon says the Echo De It is the newspaper that German pioneers and laborers are at work behind the German front line on a new Hindenburg The German position in Roye is Not only are the allies mile and a quarter west of the but the roads leading out of It toward Nesle and Noyon are under the fire of the allied O Takes Over Position at Leth bridge in Connection With System threatened crisis in the relation of with the allies and the United States apparently has been averted by a modifica tion of the Mexican oil tax de cree by President It was learned today that on August In cancelled provisions decree of July under which undevel oped oil lands might be seized by the Mexican government upon fail ure of their to make dec larations and submit to what they regarded as excessive THE WEATHER 80 Low 50 few local thunder Sam Porter has been recently appointed superintendent of operation I and maintenance of Ijeihbridgoj irrigation system with headquarters at j Porter in a member of the 15n gineering Institute of Canada and the American Society of Civil and is eminently fitted for this posi tion from having made a specialty of irrigation in all its phases practically all his He was in Texas in and is ii graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in and tlie Baylor His ex perience has been varied and prac including 2 12 years in the Un ited States Reclamation and G 12 years as chief engineer of lie Arkansas Valley Sugar Beet and Irri gated Land one of the largest irrigation companies in Dur ing the past five years he bus been assistant chief engineer and acting commissioner of irrigation in the de partment of the interior at Calgary Porter in his new appointment reports direct to chief Department of Natural Re at States Immigration officers have ar rested nine Hindus and oneWest In dian at the Hindus being with entering the country il legally and with1 coming from a barred The men arrested all claim to have been sailors on board boats which were torpedoed and landed subsequent ly at New They then deserted their boats and were sent to Massena by employment agents hiring help for an aluminum plant The men range in age from IS to 40 years and their capture is regarded as C K Not Likely to Change Proposed New Schedules Now President Marnoch of the Board of Trade was In Cardstoii Thursday even ing and in Coiitts and other towns along line yesterday meeting the boards of rude in connection with the protest against IWe new railway service goes into ef On his return he sont the following wire to the board of railway commissioners Referring to previous Gen eral feeling throughout whole district is that arbitrary und proposed action of the company Is Every right thinking citizen willing to accept measures for Natiouul censor vatlpu but there must be reasonable comparison between tipal results and districts There are no dup lications at service in this whole dis only Canadian Pacific We had personal consultations with peqple on Uardstou and Coutts Cardston line received present service under your boards orders and feel strongly that service should be al tered without their being Feel ing Lethbridge Board of Trade is that company should be required to maintain all present services including that on Maclcod subdivision till first ofOctober for completion of harvest Ins and meantime consultations had to arrive at reasonable and as absolute irreducible thrice weekly passenger arid thrice weekly railed wUlen muat carry Rebels Have loscow Stockholm dispatch to the Times says that Moscow is now in the hands of the Social that the situation in Moscow is Will StayThere States Consul General Poole at Mos Who recently buraedjils code book and turned the over to the Swedish notified the state department in a cablegram re ceived today that he intended to re main in Moscow to assist the British and French consular officers there who are in great personal Hiins Seize Kronstadt Reports in circulation in Finland the Germans have seized the Rus sian naval port of accord ing to a Stockholm dispatch to the Kronstadtis twenty miles west of Petrograd at the eastern extremity of the Gulf of It was the prin cipal fortress of Reports re ceived through Germany early in the week were to the effect that Premier Lenine and War Minister Trotzkyhad fled to Kronstadt from It was added that other departments of the Soviet government alao would go TO START PEACE mail and express Coutts Cardstoii And Cardston train should leave there in Also every endeavor towards maintaining Many berries present Maclcod sub division people nre entering protest against intcrforonco tholr und wo support their Great Northern connections Cuiitts j have not been j Lethbridge Board of The following wire has been receiv ed from Grant Hull of the Answering your message have given considerations to all points you have raised and wliils I am sure you un derstand we regret making thesje re ductions umler circumstances do not see how they can be avoided at pres ent It does not appear that inductions service should be viewed with much you I am sure understand that our decision to reduce this service on ac count of present conditions and nee conservation fuel and other supplies was given careful thought before being arrived at and we feel that you should give change fair trial assured that when good grounds have been shown whywithdrawn aer vjce should be reestablished matter will receive full GRANT to a Copenhagen dispatch to the Exchange Telegraph the Swedish replying to adepu tation from tho Swedish organization of Good who asked one of tho neutral states could take tho regarding peace negot said as there was no reason to believe Unit the belligerents ware willing to consider Sweden could not commence tho premier was fol lowing the present developments With groin interest and was at tiie disposi tion of warring powers should any desire for mediation bo MINERS LEADERS TO DISCUSS WAGE QUESTION con ditions In the coal mining Indus try for which the only logical lution Is a substantial fiat wage increase to be applied to all das sificatlone of mine vylll be discussed at a conference of dis trict presidents of the United Mine Workers to be ha Id In Wash August according to announcement made herelast night by president of the United Mine Workers of Am Picardy British troops made additional says Field in his official statement The British have pushed eastward north of the Amiens Roye Road and north of the British troops have gained fur ther ground in the neighborhood of at the apex of the Lys FRENCH the region of Roye French troops have made fur ther progress in the Loges Wood and have reached the outskirts of the wood on the says the official statement from the war The enemy efforts were direct ed against Monolith and Carnby A German raid northwest Rhelms CANADIAN PROGRESS and Canadian troops have made pro gress against the Germans over a front of more than three miles between Goyencourt and Lau west of according to the French official communication issued this The Loges five miles south of also has been penetrated deeply by the Must Be Continual Wrangling at German Headquarters Over Offensive Mail and Empire cable from Colonel Rep Military critic of says today There njust have been an uncom monly acrimonious wrangle at Ger man headquarters over the question whether the great attack should ba rnada in the west at The younger Moltkes plan of 1914 had as had Falkenhayris plan of 1916 and each time at great Was to try again The German losses had been Russia had been struck down and all civilians in Ger many chimored for peace with the west as the culminating point of vic tory and for exploitation of the east ern To risk these triumphs and shake tho foundations of the German empire by throwing the dice in one hazard for military victory inthe west have seemed to theso civil ians a quito unwarranted I spread these x views and his partial eclipse this has been the More ac tive and Ludendorft grad ually pushed him aside and became the spokesman of the military himself shamelessly and by every art and artifice ranged prac tically over the whole of junkertJoni on his the press and RECRUITING enthusi asm that has marked the opening of recruiting offices In Jerusalem Jaffa for the enlistment of the Jews of Palestine as reinforce ments for Jewish battalions sent out from has been strik ing and according to dispatches from Rsuters Limit SENATOR States Senator Jacob Hlnger Of New died at hospital early today in tnls He wag aoru near 81 ;