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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 20, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME Tl KSDA AUGUST NUMBER 212 CHASING HUNS SALIENT STEEL PLANT MEN TOOK A HOLIDAY The steel plant workers took another holiday Certain men or dered to remain on duty for al leged essential work did not do so and six of them discharg ed when they returned to Thereupon seventyfive machinists and pips struck and will remain out until the discharged workers are Follow ing on recent the situation is SPEAKS HERE TONIGHT Czechs in Prague Issue Man ifesto in Accordance With National Czech Declaration THE CZECH PEOPLE HAVE RISEN FROM I GRAVE OF CENTURIES manifesto issued bythe newlyfounded Czecho slovak national committee in Prague has reached the CzcchoSlovak nation al council In the manifesto the program of the national committee was outlined and the main points are The uniting and coordinating of all the forces of the CzechoSlovak nat ion for the realization of their nat ional aspirations and a cull to all Czechs Slovaks to rally to the struggle Tho manifesto expresses its confid ence in the outcome of the fight and asserts that by their own the CzechoSlovak people have risen from the grave of centuries and by their own strength will place them selves in the light of the world in the company of free nations on the future liberated anil civilized The leading journal of Jsarodni sitppressed by the gov ernment not long reappeared and a dispatch says its comment on the manifesto is While the raichsralh is near dis solution the Czechs have their jjaWiamentary body which will decide tlhe destinies crfthe It asserts Hint while Austria is ripe for should she collapse German machine guns wduld bo on hand to aid and counsel patience for a few Intercepts Shipment Which Was Bound for Ger njany Via Switzerland New by the jRovewwent of of devitalized wheat which was to have found its way to Germany through was announced in a statement today by Mitchell alien property The worth in prewar times approxi mately was discovered in Juno in a ready for It will be sold at public auction Augmit The custodian withheld tho of the shippers and consignees of tho a product from which the ger minating has been value in ordinary he said was IS to 20 cents a but lie predict ed that a much greater price would be obtained attho PROOF OF THE LOW Captured Documents Show This Battalion Wins Fame By K Canadian Press Correspondent With the Canadian are now fighting on the old battlefield of the Somme of a difficult country networked with aban doned trenches and wire left by the Boche when he fell back to the Hin ienljiirg line in the spring of Whether he intends now to make a determined stand this side of the Somme remains to be His not only of but of guns and all kinds of in the battle of the Manic and the second battle of Amiens have been so enormous that It is doubtful whether he can un dertake anywhere a strong offensive and hehas had recently a too ruin ous experience of the passive defen Captured official documents give some idea of the confusion mind and his low How different is the spirit of the Canadian up to strength after ten days of hard with splendid reserves to draw enriched by many batteries of enemy guns both heavy and light and above convinc ed of its Quebec Fame Here is a story told of a Quebec battalion that won Imperishable fame at It was directed to throw out a strong The officer was wounded and the patrol returned with nine men On the even ing of the fallowing day two came Where have you Garcons been was the We did not understand the patrol was to came the We understood we were to penetrate be hlnjd the enemys lines to his artillery positions and here you throwing down the shoulder strap and cap badge of the artillery Others of the party trickled in during the FURTHER BIG REIREAT IS EXPECTED 0 TheAutoTrip The business mens trip to the Monarch and Nobleford districts will leave the Herald office Wed netdey afternoon at two Tickets for the 60mile trip will be and as the auto club is arranging for the autos and each driver is to give the ser of his car the money collected will go to the childrens A splendid trip is as sured all who care to take it PREMIER who pays his first official visit to the city RoyeandLassignyinPocket On The American French and Americans Sunday began operating the big gest guns they have used since they reached the These heavy guns are blazing away at the Aisne River region and be yond where aerial observer have reported that the Germans are concentrating JEWISH LEADER IS ASSASSINATED With the French Army in results of yesterdays while not spectacular were entirely satis the French overcoming the resistance of the Germans in the region of 1asslgny and pres sing toward The French army continues to close in on both Royc and Las The stubborn resistance of the enemy has slowed but thus fnr lias been unable to stop the progress of General Debeneys By sticking to Lassigny the Germans are taking a big chance against the possibility of a fur tlter advance by Field ITaigs troops north of the Themenace to Chaulnes lias beenv further inncased by the lat est advance of the and the fall of that town will put Roye and Lassigny in a pocket which will br far more to empty than the pocket at Mont since General Mangins troops northwest are advancing to a plateau west of Nampoel and are within shelling distance of the only railroad and the only good high road from Noyon east ward of Pays His First Official Visit To City in Capacity of Premier A large audience is expected to be present at tho auditorium tonight at when Premier Stew art willspeak on the occasion of his first official visit to the Owing to the fact that the premier is making thvs visit Iceeping his declared policy to visit the people bf the prov ince as often as possible in order to keep in close direct touch their it is desired by the Board of Trade under whose auspices he is visiting Lethbridge that the people of Lethbridge show their interest in provincial affairs by turning out in large Itis the intention of the Great War Veterans to attend in a Premier telephoned this morning that he was motoring from Medicine Hat where he spoke last and is being accompanied by The meeting is at ENGLANDS GRAIN CROP A BIG ONE grain crop this year will be the biggest since Sir Charles directorgeneral of food production informs the Daily PIPED HIS INT THE BATTLE Resumption of Austrian Offen sive May Be Expected at Any Time of the Austrian offensive on the Ital ian frqnt in to bo expected at any according to the military critic of the Italian Corriere says a dispatch received here from Undoubtedly the Austrian high command U now actively reor ganizing the Austrian the mi litary critic writes and bases his pre diction on such recent events as the closing of the Swiss thevisit of the Emperor Kairl to the Trentlno anil the conference at German military Commenting on the meeting of the German and Austrian the Italian newspapers almost universally agree that it must be taken as new proof that tho hope of separating Aus tria from Germany la a mad dolu Tha idea Nazionale says the meetv iHg of the emperors is a direct conse quence of the steps taken by the ul ijagt in to the AngloJewish press a telegram from Copenhagen reports the assassination in Petrograd of Htnry chairman Jewish Relief Commission and one of the most prominent Jewish po litical leaders of Slo was an authority on Rus sian civil law and formerly was vice governor of Galicla and Bu was opposed to the Bolshevik and was strongly pro THREE MEATLESS DAYS IN VIENNA meatless days a week have ordered by the municipal author ities at according to an official dispatch from Switzer The Austrian capital Is re ported threatened with complete exhaustion of its msst DECORATION FOR Marshal Sir Oouglas llulg was decorated by Pre mier with the French Military Medal at headquarters In the field The award was made on recommendation of Marshal Can adian piper who led his battalion Into battle was a Vancouver Piper George His John of this now in his 83rd year received word Monday from the War Office stating that his son had been killed In action on August Piper Paul had been overseas for three years andvwas awarded the Military Medal at Hill 70 twelve months ago for an act of MERCHANT STEAMER mer chant steamer Protus of three thousand was sunk last night in collision with another steamer about 34 miles southwest of Dia mond off Cape the navy department today was The other which was not seriously stood by and rescued the crew of BERNIER RECRUITS FOR SIBERIAN FORCE who has seen much service has boon appointed to take charge of the recruiting and organi zation of the local company of offi cers and men for the Siberian expedi tionary Already a number of recruits have been most of whom have seen with various overseas the men including French KntUHh Hus sians and olhor SANK A SUB Havas Agency Newspapers of re port that an unidentified Bordeaux sunk a submarine near the Spanish There are no detail of the Tenth French Army Makes Another Advance Northwest of Threaten Hun Positions Along the Aisne Germans Will be Forced to Make Another General Practically in Allies to the latest advices reach ing the front of this mornings attack by the French extended overfifteen Good progress has been made everywhere according to the and the advance on this front since Saturday is now over four miles at its maximum BRITISH FOLLOW UP HUNS With the British Army in Field Marshal Halos forces continued to advance throughout the day in the Mcrville sector of the Lys They are closely following the retiring who this seem to have gone back to an extreme depth of between and four French tenth army attacked again this morning on a front of ten miles between the Oise and the Aisne and reached a maximum depth of two according to a dispatch from the The advance of the French troops endangers German pos ition at Soissons and on the River It is possible that the Germans now will withdraw to the Chemin Des Before nine oclock this morning the French had captured 500 pris oners in the sector i North of Roye the French have taken the Bracquemont and Fendu j Woods and have occupied the greater part of according to It is also reported that they have made progress to the south east of Force Another Retreat Military observers in their today lay stress on theimportance of the operations carried out Monday east and west of the They ber lieve that Lassigny is about to fall and Paris considers that the fri the power of tlie LHomme Libre says that notwith standing the stubborn German resist ance the enemy is ttaing forced givo up territory and declares that before INCREASE RATES The Pacifi and Arctic Railway and Navigation Company was authorized today by th commerce commission to increase its class rates on freight by ijr to a ton on shipments from Seat Vancouver and San Francisco to Dawson and points on the A similar increaso also was granted on claws rales on ship ments from Skagway to interior Alas kan Canada at Last Receives Full Recognition as Nation w9 JAP RIOTS Except in matters of discipline and military Canada now complete control over all her troojis Recent inter Imperial developments which have brought tho are regard ed here as the most momentous since They re marked one cabinet minister today who attended Ilia Imperial that recognition is now given to Can adas status us a The change in control over Canadian troops comes after continued negotiat ions with the Imperial prime minister of Canada and tlifi prime minister of Great it is i German attacks against British positions at about six milesnorth of were repulsed during the according to the official statement issued at the War Office The British lines advanc ed in the neighborhood of Vleuxi Berquin and in Lys to the statement which says that 182 of the enemy were CAPTURE STATION troops today captured the railway sta tion at according to the news received this eVen ing from the AngloFrench battle KEEP ENEMY ALERT from the tactical results the object of which will be seen more clearly in the near the al lied attack between the Somme and the Aisne in the last two modestly called or line straightening In the war office have the important effect of keeping the enemy on the alert and pre venting him from preparing a The attacks have it im possible for General Ludcnddrff to regroup his They have obliged him to maintain than 140 divisions in the first line which have to be relieved At several pointa It has been necessary for him to Increase the density of the first The army of General Von Eben which holds the line from Carlspont to MissySurAisne had only ten divisions in the first Una on August AMERICAN With the American Army on the Vesle Ameri cans and French increased their grip on their holdings north of the Verle River at several points early Monday morning by slight infantry The mahoue vres were carried out without en countering any West of Bazoches the Germans sent out but these were pushed back by the OCCUPY VASSENS troops during last night occupied the vil lage of northwest of between the Oise and the according to the official statement issued at the War Of fice The Situation Now situation on he operations are completed the Ger mans will be compelled to mako an other The paper hat the enemy probably will qualify such a movement as wise strategy point of Wounded Sent Back to Front Before Criminals To Battle Line is believed fn Cologne that the Germans are weaker on tho western than even the allies says tho Daily Mails correspondent at The Ho does not vouch for other sections of Germany but gives this resume of con ditions in the Cologne All leaves from the front have been reduced one Men are sent to the front from ths hospitals before completely betters from the front have been Deserters are being sent to the front from punishment Wounded horses are hurried west with bandages still in The correspondent adds that it is reported the GermiuiF havtvstolen food parcels sent to prisoners order to feed neutral laborers who are on strike because of inadequate will do away with delays incid th nmiii fighting from in France is onla to tho old motlioil of communi cation via tho governor general and the colonial In regard to com munication between Canada iiml tho United it is fur up by Heutora correspondent with iliu French armies as follows Wo have arrived at the stage in tills battle corresponding to that which icrniuny rnportod al theend of March thor development IIMH been In and curly in June after bloody matters of Canada now and exhausting advances on the heels communicates directly with Wushing over the high price of rice are report ed to be subsiding except in North Japan where they apparently are Mobs have burned several houses at The rice exchange announces that 30 houses were burned in the Tsumi Prefecture on Prom the outbreak of the Canada has controlled her troops till they were dispatched On arrival in Great Britain they were taken over by the War except as re gards military operations and discip the Dominion government retains tha Change also tnrfde in re gard to what is officially termed uels of communication is regarded as bejng of vital communication between the ton through the war in stead of by way of the Colonial office ilid the British the most important de velopments in Imperial relations are given as Direct communication with the Brit ish prime minister Control over Canadian Permanent Canadian representation on the Imperial war in regard to the lust it is the Canadian representa tive has not yet been and is not likely to be chosen until after the return of Sir Robert ttorden front of inferior opposing We counted irmly on the arrival of moment when the reserves would be able to check the German advance and prepare the flank attacks which have by their success restored the in itiative to The enemy in turn U using that weapon against His reserves are not yet exhausted and however he may grudge the necessity pf having waste them in a defensive battle which in the end can only be a pre lude to a retreat he may still possess thirty fresh divisions as well as four hundred thousand youths of the class of Qur successes must be care fully planned and manfully Mobs Parade Streets Shouting Down With The Ger mans of sons were killed and in a regular battle between Lettish Guards and rioters during food disorders in accordingto an American dispatch to the Exchange Telegraph The dispatch which quotes grad advices by way of Berlin say that after tha city had been without id for two days a procession of workmen marched through thj streets shouting down with the down with the The battle bet ween the rioters and the Lettish Guards occurred before the Sinolny Martial law proclaimed in Polrogruii ;