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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 19, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME XI. LETHBWDGE, ALUEUTA, -MONDAY. AUCUJS'IMU. 1.918 NUMBER 211 ALLIED HUNOmTmiTARY LAW FQRmDIVQSTQK: JS New troops Win Victories Bolsheviki Element in Vladi- vostok.is Causing Trouble i to the Allies. iTWD'CONFLICTlNG GOVTS.-IN SIBERIA GETTING TOGETHER Witli Tlic French Army In France.] Aug. (Associated Tho victories ot the French armies on tlic Avfc at Thlescourt were won by some ot Iho less renowned divisions ivlilcli generally are known as setfor divisions. meanlnK divisions whk-h are charged. with holding parts of Hie line. the duty uf attacking the enemy was assigned to units that had earned tho litlo "shock troops." Thcse divisions, without a glorious ire worthy Hie great task before them. These so-Vailed stctor divisions liave obliged the Germans to bring up rein tenements and lo resort to exped icnls lo stiffen tlic resisting powers of their troops. Several fresh divisions participate! past to inspire them and without rein- forcements lo slrcnglhen them, at in llic army's cuimler positions rcceully capturecJ .upon Ihe Hit French around Kibccourl and Canny Sur-Malz. In the Tliicscourt region Bavarians have Iteen brought' up to lend did to the I'russians. In the mix ture of units, sbmo rciriforcemetil orcements lo sireiigiiien uirm, acked Hie Germans with a dash thatjbave shows Hie fine spirit displayed by the shock troops pervades the entire army, and that while somo of these divisions are more renowned than others, all cavalrymen, according lo prisoners This precaution, they say, is the resu! of tlie inclination of men to dlsappca on the way'to'the Hue. Loud_on, Aug. 19.-The allies'unan- imously aro agreed on tho necessity ot proclaiming martial law at Vladi- vostok, owing lo the threatening alli- tuile of Ihe local Golsnovlkl. accord- Jug to a dispatch lo tho Mail from thai city under dale ot Tuesday. A secret meeting ot the workmen lo organize- a demonstration ct protest against the holding of members of the Soviet as hostages by Ihe Czccho-Slo- i-aks, adopted resolutions demanding their Immediate release. The resolutions declare that if Ihis demand Is re-fused, the workmen will forclblventer Ihe prison and free its occupants, seize arms and.Explosives. Wow up buildings, allack1 Iho allied troops, arrest the Siberian and IWr- vatii governments and. join Ihe Ger- mans and lied Guards, The.correspgudent admits lhat much Unspeakable Huns Turn Liquid Fire on Wounded British to see them Squirm German Military Leaders Re- assuring Home People That ReUeaTis Necessary on. the .West Front. between the Horvath and Siberian governments 'Jiaye advanced far as 'aelegiles to jellie the lermaforV coali oalition. British recogni- tion- of the Czecho-Slovaks as na- tion was denounced in an 'official statement issued hore Saturday. The 'statement declf.rea that tho members of regarded 'Austria-Hungary. The statement which via -Amsterdam says: treated as "irailofs by (Canadian Dispatch from llculcrs London, Aug. first details have been ofliclally published ot gross outrages, perhaps unparalleled tor fiendish Hrilish prison- ers and wounded men. in March, last. The facts are authenticated by4 sworn statements o[ Scotlisli soldiers who were of the' party ill-treated. A pri- vate of tho Hor'al Highlanders tells ot tiow ho and a uuinber'of his comrades were surrounded.: and compelled to surrender near Moncliy 28. rifles and equipment were tak- en from of'one-offi- cer, were wounded.-" Wo were'.ilned up on "the o 'Ijfipa'i-'front, iinei tre'nch and left witnout a guard for some time. Thjen a German officer anti two men'a'ppeared on the edge ot the trench: One man carried a container on his back and the-other was a rifle anil short bayonet. The officer carried a revolver. The officer gave an order The witness added that .he and ra few companions who were able to move scrambled down a trench and got lo the British lines. Another pri- vate says that after he and some olher had been captured, arid dis- forwarded "The form and and the man stream the alner turn- -in which contents of Ihe'latest'declaration' of the British government must be em- jihaticnlly repudiated. The .Czecho- slovak national council is a commit- tee of private persons who have-no mandate from the Czecho-Slovak peo- lilc and still less from Ihe Czecho-Slo- which exists only in the imagination of the entente. "Rqnaily absurd is II lo represent.n future, government, which as yet does not exist. _ "In-reference lo the Czechoslovak army, It may constitute a'part of the entente ariny, but It certainly cannot Jio an ally of Ihe entente in the sense of International law. It Is well known '.a :n lhat "only a-slight fraction of 'tlie self-styled" Czecho-Slovak army fire Austrian'or oven Hungarian.cill- icns Slovak tongue. Disloyal "ThCso disloyal elements, guilty srjury, will, notwithstanding the He could, plainly seo we armed were inarched down placement about six feet deep, nine feet v.-tde.aml twelve feet long. The sides were perpendicular except end which sloped. The prisoners were tightly racked in this enclosure Two Germans appeared at the- en ranee of the emplacement A Horrible Case. 'One no rifle of'equipment, coulinued the private. "He carried a revolver and appeared to bo an offi- cer. Tne other also had no .'equip- ment but strapped on his back a cylinder wilh a flexible "pipe over.tlic shoulder and the end of which carried in his hand. Just as he ed Ihe entrance to the'-enclosufe, flame spurted out in a stream from the pipe anjKcaught the men who were nearest to .the .The other-men lay in heaps around end partly on me. heard a hissing sound for A short while, then it stopped'.and play on'us for sk- or seven minutes." men ,vcr.- about. The flaW reached back' Ic where I was. Jly overcoat and tunic Paris, Aug. The German press'ls attempting to re- assuro Us public'that a general re- Ireal Is necessary jin llic western front to Ludendorff room to manoeuvre and to assumo the initiative on a vast scale, the news- papers report. A.German retreat, the newspapers say, wonlil be a. direct re- sult of-the recent nllicd successes. The newspapers' assert that eveu if the Germans receive reinforcements from Austria.tliej had lost the power to command events, as Marshal Foch has the will keep it. v German propaganda insist that the German general staff ivill retain the initiative- forcing premature en- gagements-on Hie Ameiican army and thus wearing it out because it is'fuj- ly prepared. IVHomme Libre says t'hat: the American forces taking part in Ihe Picardy offensive could not be compared in size with those of the French and British. 'America- will soon .have a The French are Pressing Forward to Now a Mile of That Continue Forces Take Troops Effect Some Captures and Inflict Heavy Losses on Germans. Vins Flying Youth Only 21 Years Old lnFmact mA tbat Jt airplane which the German Q will liive', reason lo fear. Revolution Threatened Against The Capitalistic. Class and TheifLuxuries entente's recognition, be regarded and treated .as 'traitors. It cannot be nor- milled lhat the.pcopies who have al- ways fulfilled their duties, as Austrian tail Hungarian citizens and whrrse sonE are members ot the Auslro-Hun- garian army fought bravely against the enlenle shall bo .tqbjected to' Ihe suspicions cast'n'pon them by such methods as employed by the British official declaration. "The Ausiro-Ilungari.an government reserves its steps In this regard.1'. Tqliio, Wednesday, Aug. The newspaper comment here seems to in dlcale lhat the riols throughout .the arc an expression of growing among Ihe people and t( reflect Ihe belief that Ihp ehipiro Is advancing toward a Social crjsi.s. The riots are spreading like wild fircMn alike Iho poor am! the middle. classes who tcel :imp'eHed to protes against economic conditions..'. It Is remarked ill a I Iho. uprising are more of an ahtl-capltallslic nut lire, tho mobs attacking and destros ing Hie property, of Hie wealthy. an voicing anger at evidenced of luxury Uelsdn girls have driven through the streets automobiles and Ihe houses ot the rlc liavo been attacked. wn hns breateii millionaires and increa ed the luxuries of the has als i increased the misery: of .Iho poor, b nuse of InsufllctcntiyuiECS being pali Factory hands, especially arc fomen cd by the ring leaders of the riot which arc Ihe first of the kind lo o cnr since Japnn was opened to wester civilization.'' Riots In Toklo I Deserters and defaulters under the military service act will be visited with'the extreme penalty ef the law if they do not report to their various dis- ..tr'IcU. on or'before August.24th. This.'date his been fixed by the government'as the limit of time such dfserfers and de- faulteri to .report, themselves for 'service the full priv- ileges of an ordinary draftee, or otherwise..bentoject to the ex- treme penalty. Draftees and de- serters who are nit. found In knikl or In service under after the above date'Will be pick- cd up and given full finish- m'enf under the law. Sieve A rent ..Tried, For Murder, Takes His Own Life Flight Lieut. Hazel Wallace, of ethbridge, has been .decorated with he 'distinguished, flying cross for ravery iu-action. News of this has been received by- his family here .ieut. Wallace joined Ihe flying service 191C after faking a course in the U He has been with the imperia service for.some He is llic so of-pllr. and1JM-- James Wallace, -wh ire old-timers in the Lethbrtdge di Lrict.. Is at presen with iho'iiiivaralr service. He is' onl 21 years of age. caught fire. By Ihis time all the men ere on the ground." This soldier managed to crawl up ie slope and .get away. Another pri ate shows iiow tin -officer- woundcdjn ic head and .foot along with .four ounded ami three unwounded nien, icluding the narrator, were in-thp old rench, two Germans :came up liquid fire- One stood with' a evolvcr in his hand and ordered the arty lo get'back Inlo the German nes. The narrator's hands, arid Ighl'ear were burned. Three of the arty managed to run away n mi reach lie British lines. The German's must ilhcr have suffocated or burned all he five wounded menV Nothing tur- her was heard of them. The British government.lias protest- ed to the government against -WorrieiJ nearly insane' over bis iin- trial on (ho charge of muriler, Steve Areut, the welVknown Taber farmer, who was to ii'avo been tried i for murder of Carl, Baroshi next wcefc, committed suiclrfc on Saturday night on liis larm near Tabar by shpollng- -Arent left a letter in German, which Hint he would f.wear Baroski lircd the lirst shot in the Iragcrty in which Baroshl lost his life early In the summer, but lhat while he felt he might be acquitted hn Will Buffer' Anything Rather Than Depart From Neu- trality Policy London. Aug. troops penetrated inlo the j village of Le the hills west of the Oise and northwest of Ribe-- court today, according to advices from the frontyDurlng the fighting to- day, the'French were on the aggressive, but some slight headway J against the determined German resistance -between- Lasslany and the j Oi.se. I London, Aug. French tenth army, at- tacked the German positions belween the Olss and the Aisne last night, has penetrated to'an extreme depth of nearly two mites. The enemy machine gunners are resisting desperately'and'the-German air service is also very active. V A MILE FROM ROYE London, Aug. Mard-Les-Trlot, 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 two and three-quarter miles south'of SL Mard, according to dispatches. IMPORTANT BRITISH CAPTURE "-j With the British France, Aug. J British troops after Ridge, in front of the town of Merris has beaten off-a vicious counter attack and inflicted.heavy losses. on the enemy. More fhari.iSW.tGerrpsn.rwere captured by the British. The ridoe yesterday and'the Germans counter attacked iasOnighV'and tnls morning. The looks considerable by the enemy. In the direction of Bailleuil is now firmly in V.- Paris, Aug.. 'he. Oise-and the Aisne attacked at six o'clockifjist-.iiiflht--, over a front of 15 kiiD'Btet.res tween Sarlepont, about .fc-lir. miles east of Ribecourt and Fontenby, 'approximately six miles -west of. Soissons. They advanced eragc distance of twrf kilometres over the whole front, according to the official statement- isiued! by- thc War Office today.: The French have occupied .the plateau west of pampoel, about seven miles north west of, Fph- tenoy, and the'edge of the ravine south of two miles and a half east of Natnpoel, cording to the statement. Nouy- ron-Vingre was hundred prisoners. Including 'two .battalion commandenrwere taker) had EO much about the Irfal C it he-had decided lo take his own life. rawlinB into the big for new house he had planned on his arm, ho shot out ills brains with" a "lot gun. found liiere Sunday morn g.-j Coroner Humphries' went down rom Lcthbriclgc, and decjded an In uesl unnecessary. Arcnt was a nal Sweden. U is ant ad resided in the Taber dislrict- for ome years. He was an excellent far- mer and'ltlt In tho He unmarried. Will Communicate Direct British Have Imperial Minister Lnmion. Aug. govcrnmen announces that it has been grant each Dominion Iho right to sen a minister to us ti nicinber o i (he Imperial war cabinet at tnculli Diaonlcrs- broke- oul In.ToVIO on oilier (lian lliosc allcnilcd by Iho jircm TneadHy night. -A urowd ot live thotisaml, Vhlch was, prevented, from congregating In th6 park, marched (o i'ne great 'retail thorough. [aro of 'the My, .wlierp stoned and damaged two huhdred-fllofcs and restaurants, raided srice nenols and unsuccessfully attacked Iho ministry of the Interior. Ninety arrosts were tnado and tsvenly policemen were In- lured. ,ToW6 tontght Is: occupied by. heavy detacliments of police and ln- fanlrjv Tlic newspapers .a'fe. fortld. den to publish news of any kind rela- tive lo Ihe rice riots. India niso will Ijc-Terrcscntc nt Ihcso mecllngs. The prciiitors of Iho Dominions hay been given the privilege of commun eating dfrcct wllh Ihe BrIIIsli preir.Ic nsfcail of Ihrough Ihe eovcrnor gen eral or Ihe colonlalxaecretary as a present. This Is looked upon :as alep (oward glvlng'ihc Dominions, a greater voice In' the- war and in aim- plifylng communication.' TWO SUNK London( Aufl. desti-oy- ers ttruck mines and tank fhurjv day, the admlr.illy announces twenty men are' mlsilnj. San Sebastian. A Jlinister Date today -jed a denial to press reports that the neutrality of Spain was threatened. He said "would suffer nothing ,o turn -it aside from a policy of neu- -ralil! "As to1 the famous Spanish nole ad- Ire'ssed. lo- he continued, 'it is impossible to publish It-because It does nol eiisl." lie denied that Spain had sent a rjute lo Germany concerning lorpeSoing of the Spanish steamer Serantes. He said the sinking yrts duo to.a fire in pelroleum. HUH CITY BOMBARDED London, Aug. the capital of the Grand Duchy of -HeEEBf western Germany, was at- tacked by. allied airmen Friday, according to an Exchange Tele- graph dffipalch from Amsterdam. Four persons were killed, many in- mych Allied air losl four machines. c Fifteen' rec-uils are wanted in LelKbridge forthcvMounled Police force for Siberia.' These recruits must'be men.whb have callec! up for ssrvice under the class one. 'They must'be-good and 'flood shots fcecrmts should ap- ply to Supt Pennefather of the Mounted Police, at the barracks Announcement was fnade by th C, P. U. on Sunday lhai; until lurthc notice, the dally passenger' train would be run to CoiiltsvOn Mondays Wednesdays and Fridays it will start at while on Tuesdays, Thurs- days and Saturdays' It'will start at ThiVchange in the new schedule ad- vertised to go inlo effect'on-Sunday Is the result ot the decision of; the V. S. railway authorlllei that the Great Northern must continue a dally from Great Falls, lo Sweet committee which service Grass. The local special has hccil endeavoring lo prevail upon tho C. I'. II. to daily scr- vsicc to both Coulls aridi Cardslbn are kplcased at_ the announcement. They believe It a-.decislon ARfiLiERY ACTIVE V _ L violent artillery actions'north and south of the Avre River during the night, according- to the oTficial statement issued By the War'dfV.i fice today. FURTHER PROGRESS i. London, Aug.- Mer-. the apex of the Lys lent, the British hive made' Iher, progress, says the official statement from Field Marshal Halg, today. Fifty prisoners and a few machine guns were captur, ed. A German counter attack be> tween Outtersteeri and Meteren wat broken up by the British artll-' lery, the statement cays. AMERICAN CAPTURES With the American Army .in V Lorraine, Aug. Arnerlv J cans captured Frapeile and.erad- icaled German salient ln_the allied lines. .V oners were taken by the Alrieri- csns and'the'Gecmans evitfently- suffered heavy casualties.'' Most Satisfactory. Brltisli France, Aug. progress made by the allies during' Ihe last week was comparatively small hut eminently satisfactory. We. an now at a period when we might look for a violent enemy rcacllon, but thui far the enemy efforts at recovery been minor anil "unsuccessful.affairs, s'or are (here any Indlcatlons.-that'he s prepared lodo more than maintain a defensive attitude along Ihe recent >alllo front. Man Power Wastage. The wastaRO in man power, during Ihe campaigns this year Is resisting seriously Uenersl; Lmlcndortt's stra- tegy. A largo proportion of his avail; able reserves had gpno'lnto'-the melt' ing onr front stands rnassiyo and unweakcncd by Ilic-brilllant yjc-. lory won-by the French: arjnywlth'6'ul laxing our reserves; Fine yealher and good ground have- enabled the necosv sary artillery adjustments to be push-; cd on without, check, although (he' equally favored Ihe Our iireponderahce of-batlerles Is So on Ihe rnrt o( Ihe company to. put Cnrdston hick on the ilallj service Cardslon wni witliojit 1 dally tnln vvl loday for Ihe first week In years. .Tlic great tliat we can usually -smolher any Leaders Guilty; v They Face Heavy Penalty irl will rim on, Thursdays and -starting from Lcthbridge in tho jiiornlng ami cturnlng in the evening. TREATED AS THAITOR3': Vienna, via Uondon, Aug. British recognition of the Czecho- slovaks as a nation la denounced In an otflclal'statement .Issued to- day. .Tho statement Declares membtri of the Czecho-Slovak be regarded and treat- ed al traitors by Austria Chlcagoj Aug. hundred leaders of the I. W. W. were found. "guilty as charged In the.Indict- -.menf'.by the Jury after one deliberation at their trial for con- cplracy to disrupt the nation's war programme late Saturday. Ar- jurnen'ts for a new-trial will-be hearel next week. yThe defendants, IncTudlng Wm, 0. B.iJJ" W. W., the highest petition iH the or- ganlxallOFV faces a maximum -of twe'rityf-flve years-in prlion, and a fine each. f Ftderat Judge K M Landis in his charge to the Jury, withdrew tho fifth and last count ;of the In- dictment charging with conspiracy to violate the poitaf laws and par- that s-ctlon excluding from the enterpriser In nature of ichtrrjet to defraud. The remaining of .the In- dlclirient specifically charoe viola 'tlori Itie Espionage-Act, the tec- criminal code protilWf- Ini-Interference wllh the civil rights of1 citizens, the selectTve service and the Ptkm Aug Press) movement of Jaaanese troops mi ChangChun on the. MiiMen Har _..i rallroaoTlo the Maachun" frjnt, has been further delayed This delay