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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 19, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME AlTiUST 1018 NUMBER 211 ALLIED OFFENSIVE IS CONTINUING HORRIBLE STORIES HUN CRUELTOMILITARY LAW FOR VLADIVOSTOK is Bolsheviki Element in Vladi vostok is Causing Trouble to the New Troops Win Victories With The French Army In Tim are worthy the great task before These socalled sector divisions have victories of the French armies on tin obliged tlio Germans to bring up rein Avre and at Thlescourt were won by forcements and to resort to expert sorae of the less renowned divisions which generally ure known as sector meaning divisions which are charged with holding parts of the while the of attacking the enemy wus assigned to units that had earned the title shock These without a glorious past to inspire them and without rein forcements to strengthen at lento to stiffen the resisting powers of their Severn fresh divisions participated In llin armys counter the positions recently ruptured by thfi French around Hibccourt and Canny In the Thlescourt regions Bavarians have been brought up to lend aid to the In the mix ture of some reinforcements HUNS TELL PEOPLI GENERAL R tacked the Germans with a dash that I have beeiWbrought escorted by shows the fine spirit displayed by the ITWO CONFLICTING IN SIBERIA allies unan imously are agreed on the necessity of proclaiming martial law at Vladi owing to the threatening atti tude of the local accord ing to a dispatch to the Mall from that City under date of A secret meeting of the workmen to organize a demonstration of protest against the holding of members of the Soviet as hostages by the adopted resolutions demanding their Immediate The resolutions declare that if this demand is the workmen will the prison and free its seize arms and Wow up attack the allied arrest the Siberian and Hor vath governments anil join the Ger mans and Red The correspondent admits that much Ot this may be irresponsible but eays that some of it must Tie taken He adds that negotiations between the Horvath and Siberian governments advanced as far as the selection orttelegates to settle the terms for a British recogni tion of the CzechoSlovaks as a na tion was denounced in an official statement issued here The statement declares that the members of tl CzechoSlovak army will be regarded and treated as traitors by The statement which was forwarded via Amsterdam says The form and contents of the latest declaration of the British government must be em phatically The Czecho slovak national council is a commit tee of private persons who have no mandate from the CzechoSlovak peo ple and still less from the CzechoSlo vak which exists only in the imagination of the f Equally absurd is it to represent a future which as yet does not Ip reference to the CzechoSlovak it may constitute apart of the entente but it certainly cannot be an ally of the entente in the sense of international Tt is well known to us that Tmly a slight fraction of the selfstyled CzechoSlovak army are Austrian or even Hungarian citi rens af Slovak Disloyal Those disloyal guilty ot notwithstanding the ententes be regarded and treated as It cannot be per mitted that the peoples who have al ways fuHllled their as Austrian and Hungarian citizens and whose sons are members of the AustroHun garian army fought bravely against the entente shall bo Uubjected to the suspicions cast upon them by such methods as employed by the British official The AustroHungarian government reserves its steps in this shock troops pervades the entire and that while some of these divisions are more renowned than all according to prisoners This they is the result of the inclination of men to disappear on the way to the fighting Unspeakable Huns Turn Liquid Fire on Wounded British to see them Squirm Canadian Dispatch from Reuters first details iiave been officially published of gross perhaps unparalleled for fiendish upon British prison ers and wounded in March The facts are authenticated by sworn statements of Scottish soldiers who were of the party A pri vate ot the Royal Highlanders tells of how he and a number of his comrades were surrounded and compelled to surrender near Monchy on March Our rifles and equipment were tak en from We consisted fifteen ten of whom were We were lined up on the original front line trench and left without a guard for some Then a German officer and two menappeared on the edge of the One man carried a container on his back and the other was armed with a rifle and short The officer carried a The officer gave an order and the man with the container turn ed a stream of liquid fire straight down the trench in which we were could plainly see we were unarmed but he continued to play on us for six or seven DESERTERS HAVE Jill 24 TO IT FOR DUTY Deserters and defaulters under the military service act will be visited with the extreme penalty Of the law If they do not report to headquarters ef various dis tricts on or before August This date been fixed by the government at the limit of time granted to such deserters and de to report themselves for service and obtain the full priv ileges of an ordinary or be subject to the ex treme Draftees and de serters who are not found in khaki or in service under after the above date will be pick ed up and given full punish ment under the Revolution Threatened Against The Capitalistic Class and TheirLuxuries The newspaper comment here seoms to in dicate that the riots throughout the country are an expression of growing Asocial unrest among the people and reflect the belief that the empire is advancing toward a Social The riots ure spreading like wild fh alike the poor and the middle classes who feel impelled to protest against economic It is remarked that the uprisings more of an anticapitalistic nat tho mobs attacking and destroy ing the uroperly of the wealthy and voicing anger at evidences of Gelshu girls have beJn Atoned as they j have driven through the streets in automobiles and the houses ot the rich have been While the war has created millionaires and Increas ed the luxuries of the It has also j increased the misery of the be cause of insufllcient wages being Factory especially are foment ed by the ring loaders of the which are the first of the kind to oc cur since Japan was opened to western Riots In Tokio j Disorders broke out in ToUio on Tuesday A crowd of five which was prevented from congregating In the marched to the the great retail thorough fare of the where they stoned and damaged two hundred stores and milled rice depots and unsuccessfully attacked the ministry of the Ninety arrests were made and twenty policemen were in Tokio tonight is occupied by heavy detachments oj police and In The newspapers are forbid den to publish news of any rela tive to the rice The witness added that and few companions who were able tc move scrambled down a trench and got to the British Another pri vale says that after he and some other prisoners had been captured and dis armed they were marched down em placement about feet nine feet wide and twelve feet The sides were perpendicular except one end which The prisoners were tightly packed in this enclosure Two Germans appeared at the en trance of the A Horrible One had no rifle or continued the He revolver and appeared to be an offi The other also had no ment but had strapped on his back cylinder with a flexible pipe over the shoulder and the end of which he carried in his Just as he reach ed the entrance to the a flame spurted out in a stream fron the pipe andcaught the men who were nearest to the Th other men lay in heaps around ant partly on I heard a hissing souni for a short then it stopped anc started During this the men shrieking and writhing The flame reached back ti where I My overcoat and tuni caught Ky this time all the inei were on the This soldier managed to crawl u tlie slope and Another pr vate shows how an officer wounded I the head and foot along with fou wounded and three unwounded men including the were in the ol when two Germans came u with liquid One stood with revolver in his hand and ordered th party to get back into the Germa The narrators hands an right ear were Three of th party managed to run away and reac the British The Germans must either have suffocated or burned all tho five wounded Nothing fur ther was heard of The British government has protest ed to the government against theae jerman Military Leaders Re assuring Home People That RetreaTis Necessary on the West The German press is attempting to re assuro its public a general re reat is necessary on the western ront to allow Ludendorff room to manoeuvre and lo assume the nitiative on a vast the news papers A German the lewspapers would bo a direct re sult ot the recent nllicd The newspapers that even if he Germans receive reinforcements roni Austria they had t the power to conjmand us Marshal Foch Has the initiative will keep German propaganda insist that the Herman general staff will retain the initiative by forcing premature en gagements the American army and Ihus wearing it out because it is ful ly LHommn Libre says that the American forces taking part in the Plcardy offensive could not he compared in size with those of the French and It says that America will soon have a first class army in France and that it will have airplanes which the German aviators will have reason to FLIGHT WALLACE HAZEE Will Communicate Direct With British Have Imperial Minister TWO DESTROYERS SUNK ers struck mines and sank Thurs the admiralty announces twentysix men announces that government has heon clitcidud to Steve Arcnt To Have Been Tried For Takes His Own Life Worried nearly insane over his im pending trial on the charge of Steve Hie wellknown Tabor who was to Have been tried for the murder of Carl Baroski next committed suicide on Saturday night on his farm near Tabsr by Arent left a letter in which said that he would swear that Baroski fired the first shot in the tragedy in which Baroski lost his life early in the but that while he felt lie might be acquitted he had worried so much about the trial he had decided to take his own Crawling into the big foundation for a new house he hud planned on his he shot out his brains with a shot He was found I here Sunday morn Coroner Humphries went down from and decided an in quest Arcnt was a nat ive of ii is and had resided in Tuber district for some lie wus an excellent far mer and left In the 11 u was HUN CITY BOMBARDED the capital of the Grand Duchy of western was at tacked by allied airmen according to an Exchange Tele graph dispatch from Four persons were many in much Allied air squadron lost four Wins Distinguished Flying Youth Only 21 Years Old Plight Hazel ot has been decorated with the distinguished flying cross for bravery in News of this has been received by his family here Wallace joined the flying service in 1916 after taking a course in the U He has been with the imperia service for some He is the son and James who are oldtimers in the Lethbridge dis Wallace is at presen with the naval air He is only 21 years of giant ouch Dominion the right to send a minister to London us a imunber of the Imperial war cabinet at meetings other than those attended by the pram India also will bo represented at those Tho premiers of tho Dominions huvo been given the privilege of communi cating direct with the British premier Instead of through the governor gen eral or the colonial secretary as at This is looked upon aa a step toward giving the Dominions a greater voice Inthewar and In sim plifying TREATED AS TRAITORS via British recognition of the Czecho slovaks as a nation is denounced in an official statement issued to The statement declares the of the Czechoslovak army will be regarded and treat ed bv Will Buffer Anything Rather Than Depart From Neu trality Policy San Aug Minister Dato today is sued a denial to press reports that the neutrality of Spain WHS He said the cabinet would suffer nothing to turn it aside from a policy of neu trail fAs to the famous Spanish note ati dressed to he continued it is Impossible to publish It becaus does not He denied tha Spain had sent a note to German concerning the alleged torpefloing o the Spanish steamer H said the sinking was due to u fire in the cargo of The French are Pressing Forward to Now Within a Mile of That Continue Forces Take Troops Effect Some Captures and Inflict Heavy Losses on troops penetrated Into the village of Le on the hills west of the Oise and northwest of Rlbe court according to advices from the During the fighting to the French were on the but ma6e some slight headway against the determined German resistance between Lassigny and the French tenth which at tacked the German positions between the Oise and the Aisne last has penetrated to an extreme depth of nearly two The enemy machine gunners are resisting desperately and the German air service is also very A MILE FROM ROYE a little more than a mile south I of was taken by the French according to from j the The French also captured the town of two I and threequarter miles south of according to j IMPORTANT BRITISH CAPTURE h With the British Army in j British troops after capturing Outtesteen in front of the town of Mcrris has beaten off a counter attack and Inflicted heavy losses on the More than 600 were captured by the The ridge was cupturepi by the yesterday and the counter attacked last night and this The which over looks considerable ground held by the enemy in the direction of Ballleult is now firmly in British the Oise and the Aisne French attacked at six oclock last night over a front of 15 be tween about four east of Ribecourt and approximately six miles west of They advanced anav erage distance of two7 over the whole according to the official statement issued by the War Office The French have occupied the plateau west of about seven miles north west of Fon and the edge of the ravine south of two miles and a half east of ac cording to the Nouy ronVingre was Several hundred including two C P R KEEP ON DAILY Fifteen recruits are wanted lit Lethbridge for the Mounted Police force for These recruits must be men who have not been called up for service under the military service class They must be good jriders and good ap ply to Pennefather of the Mounted at the Announcement was made by the on Sunday until further the daily passenger train would be run to Oh Mondays Wednesdays and Fridays it will start at while on Thurs days and Saturdays it will start at This change in the new schedule ad vertised to go into effect on Sunday Is tho result of the decision of the railway authorities that the Great Northern must continue a daily service from Great Falls to Sweet Leaders Guilty They Face Heavy Penalty The local special committee which has been endeavoring lo pro vail upon the to continue the daily ser vice to both Ooutts and Cardston are kploased at the They believe it may yet mean a decision on the part of tho company to put Cardston hack on tho daily Cardston was without a dally train today for tho first week In The irlwenkly will run on Thursdays and starting from Lutltbridge in the morning anil lolurning in this hundred leaden of the were found guilty as charged In the Indict ment by the jury after one deliberation at their trial for con spiracy to disrupt the nations war programme late Ar guments for a newtrial will be heard next including Big general secretarytreasurer of the highest position In the or faces a maximum of twentyfive years in and a fine Federal Judge Landis in his charge to the withdrew the fifth and last count of the In dictment charging with conspiracy to violate the postal laws and par ticularly that section excluding from the mails enterprises in the natupe of schemes to The remaining counts of the in dictment specifically charge viola tion of the the sec tion ofithe criminal code prohibit Ing interference with the civil of the elective service and the conspiracy ALIIES OPPOSE JAPAN movement of Japanese troops from on the MukdenHar bin railroad to the ManchuriaSiberian has been further Tills delay is due to the demand made by the Japanese Uat they guard and vir tually control the operations of the Chinese Bast era The Chin ese officials supported by the Entente allied representatives in Pekin de clined to consent to Uie taking over of the railroad by Jiiyuueso were taken in the ARTILLERY ACTIVE were violent artillery actions north and of the Avre River during the according to the official statement issued by the War Of fice FURTHER PROGRESS Mer at the apex of the Lys sal the British have made fur ther says the official statement from Field Marshal Fifty prisoners and a few machine guns were captur A German counter attack be tween Outtenteen and Meteren was broken up by the British artil the statement AMERICAN CAPTURES With the American Army Ameri cans captured Frapelle and erad icated a considerable German salient In allied Pris oners were taken by the Ameri csns the Gecmans evidently suffered heavy Most British Headquarters in progress made by the allies during the last week was comparatively email but eminently We aro now at a period when we might look for a violent enemy but thus far the enemy efforts at recovery have been minor and unsuccessful Nor are there any indications that he is prepared to do more than maintain a defensive attitude along the recent battle Man Power The wastage in man power during the campaigns this year is resisting seriously General Ludendorffs A large proportion of his avail able reserves had gone the melt ing while our frontstands massive and unweakened by the brilliant vic tory won by the French army without axing our Fine if and good ground have enabled the neces sary artillery adjustments to be push ed on without although the conditions equally favored the Our preponderance of butteries is so great that we can usually any visible attempt at infantry concentra May we not Interpret move ments of withdrawal In Artois and Flanders as direct resuits of successes of tho past The enemy admits is going back to husband his man power alike by taking up positions he hopes will be less expensive to hold ftnd by shorteningJiis releasing lino men for Ho has lost the initiative and present is ap parently combining every German available in a desperate effort to buttress the rising Had It is said some German airmen are now using airplane parachutes with apparent On Wednes day last a fokker biplane was seen to emit smoke while at a great heifhX burst Into flames and A para chute was noticed to open in Uie considerable wind caused by the dive and drag the pilot clear of the Another fokker was brought down the same Jay similarly ;