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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - August 19, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta VkxM VOLUME XI. LETHBUIDGE. ALBERTA. MONDAY. AlC.rST 1!), lOlS NUMBER 211 ALLIED HORRIBLE STORIES HUN CRUELTY-MIUTARY LAW FOR VLADIVOSTOK LliW IS New Troops Win Victories Bolshevik! Element in Vladivostok is Causing Trouble to the Allies. , TWO CONFLICTING GOVTS. IN SIBERIA GETTING TOGETHER ' lyOiulon, Aug. 10.-The allies uuan-Jmonsly arc agreed on the necessity ot proclaiming martial law at VUuU-vostolt, owing to tlie tlireatening atli-tiKie ot the local HolHiioviki, accoril-iiig to a (Ifspaloli lo the .Alall from that fily nndor date ot Tuesday. A secret meeting of the workmen lo organise a domon.stration of protest against the holding of members ot the Soviet aH hostages by the Czocho-Slo-valis, aiiopted resolutions demanding their Ininiediate release. .� The ro.solntions declare tliat if this demand is refused, the workmen will 1'orclbly.^nter the prison and free its occupants, seize arms and .explosives. 1)iow up buildings, attack llie allied troops, arrest the Siborian and IIoj--vuth govornnionts and join the Germans and Hod Ciuards^ The correspondent admits that much lot this may bo irresponsible talk, but Buys that some of it must bo taken BerlouBly. He adds that negotiations "between the Horvath and Siberian governijionts ,bay6 advanced as far aa tlie selection of ilelegates to settle the terms for a coalition. Denounces British Action. Vioiina, Aug. 19.-Britisli vocogni-lion ot the Czecho-Slovaks as a nation was denounced in an 'official statemout issued hero Saturday. The statement declares that the members of tt J Czeclvo-Slovak army will be regarded and treated as traitors by 'AustVia-Hungary. The statement which was forwarded via Anisterdam says: "The form and o.ontonts ot the latest declaration" ot the IlrltlsU government must be om-liliatically repudiated. The Czecho-iSiuvak national council is a committee of pri>^ate persons who have no mandate from the Czccho-Slovak poo-liie and still less 'Irora the Czocho-Slo-vak nation, which exists only in the imagination o� the entente, ^ "Kqiially absurd i.s it to represent a future government, which as yet does Bot exist. "In reference to the CzecUo-Slovak �nny, It may constitute a'part of the entente ariny, but it certainly cannot lie an ally ot tlie entente in tlie sense �t international law. It is well known to 113 that T)nly a slight fraction ot the self-styled Czecho-Siovak army are Austrian or even Hungarian citl-Eens ot Slovak tongue. Disloyal Element^ -"These disloyal ciementK, guilty of Jierjury, will, notwithstanding the entente's recognition, be regarded and treated as traitors. It cannot be permitted that the peoples who have always fulfilled their dulie!^ as Austrian and Hungarian citizens and whoso sons are members of the Austro-Hun-Karlan army I'ouglit bravely against the entente shall be Subjected lo the Busplcions cast upon them by such methods as employed by the British official doclarallon. "The Austro-Iiungarian govornmont reserves Its stops in this regard." [ TILL AUG. 24 TO WItii Tlio I'"rench Army in France. Aug. lR.-~(.'\.sso(;iatcd Press)- Tlio victories of tliu [''rencli armies o;i ilic Avro and at Tbiescourt were won by some of the loss renowned divisioiiH wliicii generally are known as sector divisions, meaning divisions whicli arc y llift French around liibecourt and Canny-Sur-Mal.z. In the Tbiescourt regions Havarians have licen brought uj) to lend aid to the Prussians. In tiic nii.x-ture of units, some reinforcements ] liave licet�e-brought up, escorted by cavalrymen, according to prisoners. This precaution, they say, is tlio result of tlie inclination of men to disappear on the way to the fighting lino. Unspeakable Huns Turn Liquid Fire on Wounded British to see them Squirm (Canadian Dispatch from Kcutcrs Limited). I^ondon, Aug. 19.-Tlie first details have been officially published of gross outrages, perhaps unparalleled for fiendish cruelty, "upon Ilritish prisoners and wounded meu. In Marcli last. The facts are authenticated hy sworn statements of Scottish' soldiers who were of the party ill-treated. A private of the Royal Highlanders tells of bow he and a number of bis comrades were surrounded and compelled to surrender near .\lonehy on -March 28. "Our rifles and ociuipmcnt were taken from us. We consisted otone officer, fifteen men, ten of whom were wounded. Wo were lined up on the original front line trench and loft without a guard for some time. Tlien a Gorman officer and two men appeared on the edge ot the trench. One man carried a container on his hack and the other was armed with a rifle and short liayonet. The officer carried a revolver. The officer gave an order and the man with the container fumed a stream ot llciuld fire straight down the trencli in which wo were standing.- He could plainly see we wore unarmed but he continued to play on us for six or seven minutes." [OPLE ffiiM m SOCIAL Revqiution Threatened Against The Capitalistic Class and TheirLuxuries Deserters and defaulters under the military service act will be visited with the extreme penalty of the law If tliey do not report to headquarters of their various districts on or before August 24th. This date lias been fixed by the government as the limit of time granted to such deserters and defaulters to report themselves' for service and obtain the full privileges of an ordinary draftee, or otherwise, be subject to the extreme penalty. Draftees and deserters who are not. found in khaki or In service under the,act, after the above date will be picked up and given th� full (Punishment under the law. ' Tokio, Wednesday, Aug. 14.- The newspaper comment here seems to indicate that the riots throughout tlie country are an expression ot growing 'social unrest among the people and to reflect the belief that the empire is advancing toward a Social crisis. The riots are spreading iike wild lire, -fii-volving alike the poor and the middle classes who feel iraiJelled to protest against economic conditions. It is ramarkod that the uprisings �are more of an anti-capitalistic nature, tho mobs attacking and destroying the ui'oporty ot tho wealthy and voicing anger at evidences of luxury. Geisha girls have bciJn ^toned as tlipy have driven through the streets in automobiles and tlie houses of tho rich Inivo. been attacked. While the war lias created millionaires and Increased tho luxuries of tho rich, It has also i increased the misery of the poor, because of insulllclent wages being paid. Factory hands, ospoclally are fomented by the ring leaders ot tho riots, which are the first of tho kind lo occur since Japan was opened to western civilization. ' Riots In Tokio i Disorders broke out in ToUto on Tuesday niglit, A crowd of five thousand, which was prevented from congregating in the parlc, marclied to tho Cinza, the great retail thoroughfare of the city, where they stoned and dfl,niaged two hundred stores and restaurants, raided \i'ice depots and unsuccessfully attacked tho ministry of the interior. Ninety arrests were made and twenty policemen were Injured. Tokio tonight Is occupied by. heavy detachments ot police and Infantry. Tho newspapers are forbidden to publish news of any kind relative to the rice riots. Tlie witness added (liat.hc and a few companions wlio were able to move Hcraml)U'd down a trench and got to the British lines. Another private says that after ho and some other prisoners liad been captured and disarmed tliey were marched down an em-placoment about six feet deep, nine feet wide and twelve feet long. The sides were perpendicuiar except one end wiiich sloped. The prisoners were tightly packed in lliis enclosure. Two Germans appeared at the entrance of the emplacements A l-iorrible Case. "One had no rifle or equipment,"' continued the private. "He .ta'Tled a revolver and appeared to be an officer. Tho other also had no equipment bnl had strapped on his back a cylinder witli a flexible pipe over the shoulder and the end of which ho carried in his iiand. Just as he reached the entrance lo the enclosure, a fianw! spurted out in a stream from the pipe and- caught the men who were nearest to the entrance. The otlier men lay in iieaps around and Partly on me. I heard a hissing sound lor a sliort while, then it stopped and started again. During this time", the men were slirieking and writhing about. The flame reached back to wliere I was. .\Iy overcoat and tunic j caught fire. By this time all tho men � wore on the ground." This soldier managed to crawl up tlie slope and .get away. ..\hother private shows how an officer wounded in the head and foot along with four wounded and throe unwounded men, including the narrator, were in tho old trench, when two Germans came up with liquid 'lire. One stood with a revolver in his liand and ordered tlie party to get' back into the German lines. The narrator's hands and riglit ear were burned. Throe of the party managed lo run away and reach tho British lines. The Germans must either have suffocated or burned all tho tlvo wounded men. Nothing further was beard ot them. The nvilish govornnienl has protested to the Gerinan\ government against those outrages. t German Military Leaders R-e-assuring Home People That RetreaTis Necessary on the West Front. ^ Taris, .Sug, 19.- (ilava-, .\goncy.') - The German iiress is attempting to reassure its pulilic tliiii. a general retreat is necessary liic woslern front to allow OeniMMl l,iidendortt room to manoeuvre .'iihI to assunio tlie initiative on a vast -lalc, the newspapers report. A Gcrniau i'otroat, the newspapers say, would be a liiroct result ot the recent .illii'd successes. Tiie newspapers assiri tliat even if l)io Germans receive reinforcements from Austria tliey bad Ici.m the power to conjmand events, as .Marshal Foch lias tho initiative ami will licop it. German propaganda insist iluit the German general staff will nHain the iiiitiativo by forciiiK itr.-UKiturc en-gagonients .on llie Aiiicrii an army and thus wearing it out because it is fully prepared. i.,'Honim(' l.ilirc says that tile American fonca taking part in tlio Pieanly offensive could not be compareil in size with those of tlie French ami Uritisii. It says tliat America will soon have a first class army in Fra.nce and that it will have airplanes wliich the German aviators will have reajon to fear. FLIGHT LT. WALLACE LIGf-LI. HAZEL LL Wins -Distinguished Flying Cross-Gallant Youth Only 21 Years Old IRRIEe OVER HIS iPEiiNGIRlAL, ABEimsyiClDES Steve Arent To Have Been Tried For Murder, Takes His Own Life A EI lER ICE Will Communicate Direct With British Premier-To Have Imperial Minister TWO DESTROYERS SUNK London, Aug. 18-Two-destroyers struck mines and sank Thurn. d^y, the admiralty announces twenty-slx men are'missing. London, Aug. 19.-Tho govoriimcTit auuouilccs llial it lias iieon decided.to grant eacii Dominion llie right to send a minister to ijondou as a member of tho imperial war cabinet at mootings other lliun those attended by Iho preni-lors. [ndla also will bo vopresoiUod at these nioelings. The preniiors of the Dominions have boon given tho privilege of communicating direct with the British premier Instead of through the governor general or the colonial secretary as at present. This is looked upon as a atop toward giving the Dominions a greater voice in'the-war und In simplifying communication. Worried noai-ly insane over liis impending trial on llie charge ot murder, Steve Arent, the well-known Tabcr farmer, who wa.s lo have been tried for the murder of Carl Buroski next week, committed suicide on Saturday night on bis farm near Taber by shooting. -Arent left a letter in German, which translated, said iliat ho would .=^,wcar that Baroski (ircd tlie first shot in tho tragedy in which Baroski lost his life early in the summor, but tiiat while he tell he might be acquitted he had worried so much about tho trial he had decided lo take his own life. Crawling into the big foundation for a now house he had planned on his farm, ho shot out his brains with a shot gun. He was found there Sunday morning. Coroncv i-iuniphries went down from' Lolhbridgc, and decideij an inquest unneces.sary. Arent was a native of Sweden, ii is understood, and bud resided In tlie Tabor district for some years. He was an excellent farmer and left $!.">.(lOO In the bank. He Y'as unmarried. HUN CITY BOMBARDED Plighl Lieut. Hazel Wallace, of Lolhbridge, has been decorated with llie distinguished Hying cross for bravery in action. News ot this has been received by his family hero. Lieut. Wallace joined the flying service in 1916 after laking a course in the U. S. He has been with the imperial service tor some time. He is the son of.^lr. and Mrr. James Wallace, who are old-timers in the Lethbridge dis trict. Lieut. Wallace is at present with the naval air service. He is only 21 years of age. -iLE FRONT BETWEEN E AND TIE OlSE The French are Pressing Forward to Roye-Are Now Within a Mile of That Place-British Continue Advance-Both Forces Take Prisoners-American Troops Effect Some Captures and hiflict Heavy Losses on Germans. London, Aug. 19.-(4:40 p.m.)-French troops penetrated Into the village of Le Hamel, on the hills west of the Olse and northwest of RIbe-court today, according to advices from the front. During the fighting today, the French were on the aggressive, but ma6; some slight headway against the determined German resistance between Lassigny and the Olse. London, Aug, 19,- (V.20 p.m.)-The French tenth army, which attacked the German positions between the Olse and the Aisnc las't night, has penetrated to an extreme depth of nearly two miles. The enemy machine gunners are resisting desperately and the German air service is also very active. A MILE FROM ROYE ^ London, Aug. 19.-St. Mard-Les-Triot, a little more than a mile south of Roye, was taken by the French yesterday, according to reports from the battlefront. The French also captured the town of Beauragnes, two and three-quarter miles south of St. Mard, according to dispatches, IMPORTANT BRITISH CAPTURE " With the British Army In France, Aug. 19.-(Associated Press.)- j British troops after capturing Outtesteen Ridge, in front of the town of ( Merrls has beaten off a vicious counter attack and inflicted heavy losses on the enemy. More than 500 Germnns were captured by the British. The ridge was captured by the British yesterday and the Germans -counter attacked last night and this morning. The position, which overlooks considerable ground held by the enemy In the direction of Ballleuil is now firmly in British hands. SPAIN WILL NO GHI WITH HONS Will buffer Anything Rather Than Depart From Neutrality Policy San Sebastian. Spain, Sunday, Aug. IS.-Foreign Minister Date today issued a denial to press reports that the neutraliti' of Spain was threatened. He said the cabinet "would suffer nothing lo turn it aside from u policy of neutrality." '^As to' the famous Spanish note addressed to Germany," lie continued, "it Is impossible to publish it because it does not exist." He denied that Spain had sent a note to Germany concerning the ^ alleged torpeitoing of tho Spanish steamer Serantes. Ho said tlie sinking jvas due to a fire in the cargo of petroleum. Paris, Aug. 19,-Between the Olse and the Aisne French troops attacked at six o'clock last niflftt over a front of 15 kilometres between Sarlepont, about four miles east of Ribecourt and Fontenoy, approximately six miles west of Soissons. They advanced an-av-erage distance of two' kilometres over the whole front, according to the official statement Issued by the War Office today. The French have occupied the plateau west of Dampoel, about seven miles north west of Fontenoy, and the edge of the ravine south of Anigdicourt, two miles and a half cast of Nampoel, according to the statement. Nouy-ron-Vlngre was captured. Several hundred prisoners, including two London, Aug. 18.-Barmsted, the capital of the Grand Duchy of Hesse, western Germany, was attacked by allied airmen Friday, according to an Exchange Telegraph dispatch from Amsterdam. Four persons were killed, many Injured, much damage. Allied air squadron lost four machine?. 5RECRUIIS RE FOR SIBERIA Fifteen' recruits are wantad in Lflthbridge for thovMounted Police force for Siberia. These recruits must be men who have not been called up for service under the military service act, class ono. They must be good jriders and good shots. . Recruits , should apply to Supt. Pennefat'her of Mounted Police, at the barracks. the I.W.W. Leaders Guilty; They Face Heavy Penalty C. P. R. DECIOESIO KEEP ON DAILY IRAINSTOCOUIIS Announcement was made by the C. P. n. on Sunday that, until further notice, the daily passenger train would be run to Coutts. Oh Mondays, Wednesday.? and Fridays it will start at Madcod, while on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays It will start at Lethbridge. ' This change hi the new schedule advertised to go into effect on Sunday Is the result of tlio decision ot tho U. S. railway authoiltio-i that the Great Northern must continuo a daily service from Great Falls to Sweet Grass. The local special coiuniitteo which has been endeavoring to prevail upon the C. P. 1!. to continue the daily ser-vHco to both Goutts and Cardston are kplcased at the announcement. They iielievo it 'may yet moan a dooJeion on the part of the company to put Cardston back on tho daily service, lUirdston was wltliout a daily train today for tho first week in years. The tri-weekiy will run on Tuesdays, Tliursduyri and Saturdays, starting from Lethbridge Ih tho morning and returning In tho evening. TREATED AS TRAITORS Vienna, via London, Aug. 18__ British recognition of the Czechoslovaks as a nation is denounced in an official statement issued today. The statement declares the metnbert of the Czechoslovak rmy will be regarded and treated as traitors by Austria-Hungary. Chicago, Aug. 19.-One hundred leaders of the i. W. W. were found "guilty as charged in the Indictment" by the Jul-y after one hour's deltboratlon at their trial for conspiracy to disrupt the nation's war programme late Saturday. Arguments for a new-trial wilt be heard next week. .The defendants. Including Wm. D. "BlB Qi.ll" Haywood, general secretary-treasurer -of thi �. W. W., the highest position IH the organization, faces a maximum of twenty-five years In prison, and a 910,000 fine each. Federal Judge K. M. Landls in his charge to the Jury, withdrew the fifth and last count of the Indictment charging with conspiracy to violate the postal laws anc( particularly that section , excluding from the malls enterprises In the nature of schemes to defraud. The remaining counts of the indictment specifically charge violation of the Espionage-Act, the section of\the criminal code prohibiting interference with the civil rights of citlzensj the selective service act, and the conspiracy statute. . ALLIES OPPOSE JAPANINIS Pekln, Aug. 18.-(Agsoclat*^ Preas). 7-TUe movement ot Japanese troops from CUang-CUun, on the MuUdeii-Hav-bin vallroatTto the Manchurln-Slhai'la^ front, has been further delayed. This delay la due to the demand made by the Japanese Uiat they guard and virtually control the operations of the Chinese Eastern Rajlway. The Chinese offlclala supported by the Entente al'iled repregontatlvos In Pekln do-clined to consent to the taking over ot the railroad by Javnueso trooyg,- . battalion commanders, were taken in the operation. AflTILLERY ACTIVE Paris, Aiig. 19.-There were violent artillery actions north and ' south of the Avre River during the night, according to the official statement issued by the War Office today. FURTHER PROGRESS London, Aug. 19.-Near Mer-ville, at the apex of the Lys salient, the British have made further progress, says the official statement from Field Marshal ' Halg, today. Fifty prisoners and a few machine guns were captur-, ed. A German counter attack between Outtersteen and Meteren was broken up by the British artillery, the statement says. AMERICAN CAPTURES With the American Army in Lorraine, Aug. 18.-The Americans captured Frapelle and eradicated a considerable German ' salient In .the allied lines. Prisoners were taken by the Aineri-c�ns and the Oecmans evidently suffered heavy casualties. Most Satisfactory. British Headquarters In France, Aug. 19.- (By Reuters.)-The-actual progress made by the allies during the last week was comparatively email but eminently satisfactory. We are now at a period wlion we might look for a violent enemy reaction, but thus far the enemy efforts at recovery have been minor and unsuccessful affairs. Nor are tliere any indications that he Is prepared to do more than maintain a defensive attitude along the recent battle front. Man Power Wastage. Tho wastage in man power during the campaigns this year Is reslstiue seriously General Ludondortt's strategy. A largo proportion of his available reserves had gone into, the melting pot, while our front-stands massive and uuweaiieiied by the brilliant victory won by tljo French army wltUoul' taxing our reserves. Fine ifeather and good ground have enabled the necessary artillery adjustments to be pushed on without check, although the conditions equally favored tho enemy, Our preponderance ot hattorles Is so great that wo can usually smother any visible attempt at Infantry concoutra-tlon. May we not interpret tlfe movements oC withdrawal In Artois and Flanders as direct results of siiccessoa of the past month? Tho enemy adraita ho. is going back to husband Ills manpower allico by taking up positions he hopes will be loss expensive to hold itnd by shortening his front, 'releasing lino men for resesfvos. Ho has lost' tho Initiative and at proseiit Is apparently "combining overy German available in a dosperato effort to buttress the rising .tide. Had Parachutes. It Is said thi^ some German airmen are now using airplane parachutes wUU apparent success. On AVednes-day last a fokker biplane was seen to emit smoke while at a grea.t height^ l^urst into flames and dive, A parachute was noticed to open .suddenly In the ooiTsidorable win4 caused by ,the dive and drag the pilot clear ol v tho machine. Another fokkor which was hrought down th� saine day wai|, -similarly ifUled. -  � --^i' 18426018 3564 6074 81 1?3046 ;