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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - August 20, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLLME XI. LETMFiRIDGE, ALBERTA. 'iri:si)AY. Ai;(;i;si'2(), ini8 NUMBER 212 CHASING SALIENT HE CZECHS NAOSTl Czechs in Prague Issue Manifesto in Accordance With National Czech Declaration THE CZECH PEOPLE HAVE RISEN FROM ! GRAVE OF CENTURIES STEEL PLANT MEN TOOK A "HOLIDAY" Sydney, N. S., Aug. ZO.- The steel plant workers ioo\i another holiday Sunday. Certain men ordered to remain on duty for alleged essential work did not do so and six of them were discharged when they returned to work. Thereupon seventy-five machinists and pips fitters struck and will remain out until the discharged workers are reinstated. Following on recent developments, the situation is acute. SPEAKS HERE TOI^IGHT \\'as!tlMgtoti, AtiK. rO.-.A niiuiife.sto issued by.the ucwly-fouiidetl Cuficlio-Slovii); nalioiia! lomniitUie in PnigiK; liuH leiu'liod the Czoclio-Sloviilc national council here. In the manifesto the, liroKram of tliu iialioiuil commitloo wa.s outlined and llie nuiin iioinls are: "The unltiMB and co-ovdinating of all llu; fureos of the Cxecho-Slovak nation for the realization of tliclr national aspirations and ii eall to all Ci'.oclis'and. Slovai to ?8 a ton on shipments frouj Seattle, Tacoma, Vancouver and San Francisco to Dawson and points on the Yukon. A similar Increase also was granted on oJatis rates on slilp-incnls from Skagwny to luterior .Mas-kaii points, ' a at Last Receives ecognition as Nation Ottawa, Ann. 20.~lOxeept in matters ot discipline and Jnllita,;'y operations, Canada nov; luis eoinploto control over nil hor troo|is overseas. Ileceiit Inlor-Imperinl developments which have brought the elmiige about, are regarded here as the most momentous since confederation'. '"I'hoy indieale," ro-juurked one ealiinol luiaistor today who attended the Imperial conference, "that recognition is now given to Canada's status as a nation." '"The change in control over Canadian troops comes ntiev continued negotiations with the imperial government. Prom the outbreak of the ivar Canada has controlled iter troops till they were dispatched overseua; On arrival in Great Britain they were taken over by the War Oftice. Now, except as regards military operations and discipline, the Oomlnlon government retains control. Here, thtti�hungo alsoHiitde In re-, gard to what Is olllclaily termed "clinn>; nel8 of cominmilcation" is rogardod aa prime minister of Canada and the prime minister of Great Brilain, it is tell, will do away with delays incid-!ilie, nnilii fighting front . u..v,i -ouu >,,i,,wu,,v�� i.iiaii. ov IIUIH UI cuiuuiuiiicui.iun la houses were burned In the TsumI I be(ng of vital importance. Prefecture on Thursday. Wroct comuuuilcatloii between the onlal to the old method of communication via the governor geiiorHl and Ihu eoUmlal olliee. In regard to coni-niunication between Canada and the United States, it Is poinleif^ont, tnr-tlior development has been made. In matters of commerce. Canada now coramnn.lcatos directly with Washington through tile war miii.slon there, instead of by v/ay of the Colonial oHlco and the British embassy. Summarized, the most Important developments in Imperial relations are given as: Direct coniraunlcution with the British prime minlBter. Control over Canadian troops. Permanent Canadian representation on the Imperial war cabinet. In regard to the last named. It is announced, the Canadian representative Ima not yet been chosen, and Ib not llkoly to be chosen until after the return of Sir Robert Borden from overseas, ' London. Aug. 20.-Four Gorman at'Lacks against British positions at Chilly, about six miles'north of Roye, were repulsed during the night, according to the official statement issued at the War Office to_jJny. The British lines were, advanced in the neighborhood of VIeux, Berquin and Outtersteen, in the Lys salient, t.ccording to the statement which says that 182 of the enemy were made- prisoner. CAPTIJRE RY. STATION London, Aug. 19.-British troops today captured the railway station at Roye, according to the .latest news received this evening from the Anglo-French bi^ttle-front. KEEP ENEMY ALERT Paris, Aug. 20.-Apart from , the tactical results obtained, the object of which will be seen more clearly in fie near future, the allied attack between the Somme and the Aisne in the last two days, mddestiy called local, or line straightening operation,-:. In the war office communiques, have the important effect of keeping the enemy on the alert and preventing him from preparing a' counter-offensive. The attacks have mnde It Impossible for General Ludcnddrff to regroup his troops. They have obliged him to maintain more than 140 divisions In the first line which have to be relieved constantly.. At several point* It has been necessary for him to Increase the density of the first line. The army of General Von Eben which holds the line from Carlspont to Missy-Sur-Alsne had only ten divisions In the first line on August 15. AMERICAN ADVANCE. With the American Army on the Vesle Front, Aug. 19.-The Americans and French Increased their grip on their holdings north of the Verle River at several points early Monday morning by slight Infantry advances. The mafioue-vres were carried out without encountering any Germans. West of Ba7.oches the Germans sent out patrols, but these were I pushed back by the Americans. OCCUPY Vassens Paris, Aug. 20.-French troops during last night occupied the village of Vasscns, northwest of Moraain, between the Oise and the Aisne, according to the official statement Issued at the War Office today. Tlie Situation Now London. Aug. 20.-The situation on in France Is Force Another Retreat Paris. Aug. 20.-(Havas Agency)-' .\lllitary observers in their cominoni; today lay stress on the importance ot Ihe operations carried out Monday-east and west of the Oise. They bcr lleve that I^asslgny Is about to fall and -the Echo,tJe Paris considers thnt the town virtnall.v is In the power ot the French. '  ' L'Homnie Libre says that n graU advices by way o.� Berlin say that after tha city had been without .,w> ,.j,ovci iiB ma^Jqod for two days a�- procesBlon of grudge the necessity of having toT^orkmen marched through tha straets shouting "down with the Germans, down with the Kremlin," , ' The battle between'the rioters and tlio Lettish Guards occurred bisfore the Smolny Institute. Martiail law wpa proclaimed lu Potrogrud ti\e sama av* cnlng, � , > ;