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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 20, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME XI. LKTIIBHIDOE, ALBERTA. Tl'IiSDAV. Al'C.L'ST20, 1918 212 HUNS SALIENT STEEL PLANT MEN TOOK A "HOLIDAY Sydney, N.'S., A'ug. The steel plant workers tootf another holiday Sunday. Certain men or- dered to remain on duty for al- leged essentfal work did not do so and six of ttieirl discharg- ed when they returned to work. Thereupon seventy-five machinists and pip; struck and will remain out until the tllteharstd workers are reinstated. Follow- ing on recent developments, the situation Is acute. -f- SPEAKS HERE TONIGKT Czechs jii Prague Issue Man- Accordance With National Czech Declaration ITHE CZECH PEOPLE HAVE RISEN FROM j GRAVE.OF CENTURIES Washington, Aug. inanlfe issued byline newly-founded Czeehcn Slovak national committee in Praguy liiis reached the Czcciio-Slovak nati council here.- In the manifesto the ItroiiraEi .of -the national commit ivas oulKued and the muhi (joints arn: "The uniting and coordinating of al the forces or the Czeehq-Slovak nut ion for realization of; their nat ional aspirations and a cull to at to rally to tlio struggle for liberty." "Tlio manifesto expresses its confid flncc. in the outcome of llio light am asserts (hat by tlieir own strength the Czecho-Slovak people have "risci Ihe grave of centuries and b) tlieir strength nil! place them selves in-the light of the world'in tin offree nations on the fuluri liberated and.civilized mankind." 'hie leading "journal of Prague -Xarodnt .by the got crjiincnCnot-long ago, a "diapatchVsays. its comment-on -Hi JiiahlfealcrTs: rcU-hsrath'is near Uis again have the! pafilfilmcntai'jf, will decid nation.'-; H'asseirts th'nl while Austria is rip for dQsJrucUcm; should she uollapn (oil ay i Gorman maditic guns wdul be on hand to atd and counsel patient lor a few-months.- -BE JJ. S. (idvi. Intercepts Shipmen WJiich Wiis Bound for Ger- j ipany Via Swtixorland New Yort, Aug. by tl JKOverjimcnt ol iiouuriv; wheat gluten, which Wi to, Jtav-c found its' ivny fo .Germs] Ihrough Switzerland, was announci jn a statement .today by A. Milchc Palmer, alien nro'perty_tiislot1i3n. grain, prc-iVEir'umcis-nppToxi-i inalcly 5200.000, discovered in June in a warehouse-here, ready forj shipment overseas, H he sold at public auction August 2G. The cusloiiiah' n-ithiicltl the names of the shippers and consignees of the a Drotiiict froaijyhicli-ihe ger- ininatiug seed has" been taken- Its value in ordinary times, lie saitl was IS lo 20 cents a pouiTtl, but he. ci] llint a.much greater price would be Documents Show This Battalion Wius Fame By J. F. B. I.ivcs'ay, Canadian Fres C'orrespoudent) With the Canadian forces, Aug. 19 are now fighting on the old aUlefield of the Sotnme .of 1916, ffllcutt country nttworked with ahau oncil trenches and wiro Icfi by tlie lie when he fell back to the Ilin- cnbuvg line in the. spring of 1EH7. Vhctlier'he Intends to make a etermincd stand this side, of the Sontmc' reaiaitis to. be seen. Ill osscs. not only "of men. hut ot gun ml all kinds of material. battle of tUu Manic and the second battle f Amiens have been so' eriormou hat it is doubtful whether lie can uii lertake anywhere a strong offensive and he-has" a too ruin 0113-experience of the passive .defen sIVe. .Captured, ofliclal ftocumcnts some idea, ;cif the .confusion of'iiiind and "proof -his" low.-'mbriale." llFtereiit'la Ihe' Canadian after ten days" ot- with splcntliil reserves lo draw iipon; "enriched b> many battcrica ot-'sneniy. guns both hcavy'and'light and ahove'all, convluc cd of its invindhilily. Quebec Fame Here is" a story told of a Que battalion that won imperishable fame at CoureeteUe. It; was dircclcd to throw out a strong patrol.-.! The oflicei was wounded and thn iiairpl returner with nine men missing. On'the even ing ot the Jpjlowing day two came in "Where have'you Garcons.bEcnT' was the inqniry. did not understand the patro was to carao we were to penetrate be the enemy's liuefc to his arllllcr. positions and here you1 tlirowin down.tlie slioitMcr strap and bp.tige of the artillery rcornmantlan; Others of the parly trickled in durlri The night. TheAiitoTrip The business men's trip to the Monarch and Nobleford districts 'will leave Ihe Herald office afternoon at two o'clock sharp. Tickets for the 60-mile trip will be 52 and as the auto club Ts arranging for Ihe autos and each "driver is to give the ser- vices of his car the money collected will go to children's shilter. A splendid trip is as- sured all who care to take it in. Tenth French Anrty Makes Another Advance Northwest of Threaten Hun-Positions Along the Aisne Germans Will be Forced lo Make Another General Practically in Hands. l !l Pays His First Official Visit To City in Capacity of Premier PREMIER STEWAftT, who pays his firit official visit to Ihe city tonight. RcyeandLassignymPocket With the "French Army'in, France, results' of yesterday's operation, virile not spectacular were entirely satis- factory, the French overcoming the resistance of the Germans in the region oC l-asstgny and pres- sing, toward Flossier The French army continues to close in on both Iloye and Las- signy. Tlic stubborn resistance of the enemy has slowed up, but thus far has been unable to stop the progress of General men. By sticking to Lasstgny Ihe Germans-are taking a, big chaiico Resumpiiim of Austrian Offen- sive May Ik Expected al Any Time, On The American Front Aug. French and Americans Sunday began operating the big- gest guns they HavfuStd since they reached the Vesle, -These heavy guns are blazing .-away at the Altne River region and be- yand it, where, aerial, have reported 'thai the-Germans are concentrating supplies. JEWISH-LEADER IS ASSASSINATED tiie itossilrilily of a fur- tlrtir advance by Field Marshal Itaig's troops north or .the yivre. Thc_riienacc to 'has b'eerr further increased by Uie lat- est advance of the British, and the "fall of thai town ivill put Upye.and l.asilgny in a pocket _ which it will be far more, difficult to empty than Ihe pocket aVMonl liidier, sinco General Mangin's troops northwest are -advancing to a plateau west pi Nampocl ,and are within shelling distance of railroad and the only .gopi! high road from Xo'yon cast- ward of Cl.auny. London, Aug. to the latest advices reach- ing London, the front of this attack by the French extended -f over fifteen miles. Good progress hat been made'everywhere, according to the and the atfvanct on this front since Saturday is now over four miles at its maximum depth. BRITISH FOLLOW UP HUNS With ihe British Army in Frante, Press.) Field Marsha! Half's forces continued to advance throughout the day In Ihe MervilEe sector of the Lys salient. They are closely following the t retiring Germans, who this afternoon, to have gone back to an extreme depth of between.three and four miles. London, Aug. French tenth army attacked again this morning on a front of ten miles between the Olse and the Aisne and resched a maximum depth of two miles, according to a dispatch from the baltlefront. The advance of the French troops endangers the.whole German pos- ition at Soissons and on. the River .Aisne. It is possible that the Germans now will withdraw to the Chem'm Des Dames. 1 Before nine o'clock this morning the French had captured 500 pris- oners in the sector attacked, I North of Roye the French have taken the Bracquemont and Fendu j Woods and have occupied the greater parl.of Beauvralgnes, according-to. advices. It is also they have made progress to the south- A large expected to he resent at'tlio Y. M. C. A. auditorium oniglit at S.3Q .when Premier Stew- rt'will'speak on the occasion ol his irst official "visit to .the city. Owing fact that the premier is making his declared policy Vo'visil the'people of. the prov- nec as. often aa possible In' ordtr to rccp in close direct touch their wishes, H Is by the of Trade underVhose he- is Leihbrldgo that the people of Lethbrldge show.their interest in provincial affairs by turning out In large numbers. ol ihe GreatJiVar Veterans to attend in a >ody.: Premier "Stewart telephoned j Ibis morning that 'he waa motoring irotn 'Medicine Hat where ho spofce last night, (and is being accompanied by Hoh'J The meeting is at S.30. ENGLANDIS GRAIN CROP A BIG ONE Washington, of the Austrian llic, Hal ian frfint la (o lie expected nt nny'ff according [q tbe niHHsry crltfc of the Kalian newspannr.' CorHtirc D'llalEn, j say a a (If.ipalcfi received hero from Home.- Undoubtedly Ihe Austrian high comntautTis. now actively rear- the Ansirlan'armicg, tho mi- litary critic wrllea and bases his pre- diction 'on such recent events as the closing of the Swfss frontier, ther-vlsit of id'Hie Tronllna and the con fere ace al German military head quarters. on the meeting of Ihe Gerrcan and Austrian pinperpra, Hie howspapfirs almost universally ftgrec.thftt It must be as new that Lhe hope of separating Aus- tria from-aermany Js "a mail ilehl- "lion." Thn lilca Nazlonaie says the mect- fyx of the emperors Is n tllrccl COHID- sicpg tnkcn by ihe al- IU1331A.' London, Aug. to the" Anglo-Jewish press agency, a telegram frorn Copenhagen reports the in Petrograd of ,of Jewish Relief Comrhlssion and one of the most prominent Jewish po- litTcal leaders of Russia, M. Slo- -ozfaerg was'an authority on Rus- sian-civil laW and formerly waa vfce governor of, Galicla And Bu- opposed to the was strongly pro- entente. THREE MEATLESS PAYS IN. VIENNA. rVOW. WMhington, Aug. meatleM dJys a week have be erf ordered fay Ihe municipal author- at Vltiioa, according t6 an official dlspaten Switzer- land The Ai.ttrlln cjpltil ft re> ported threatened With complete of Its mctt supply. DECORATION F6R HAIO, Paris, Aug. Marshal Sir Douglas Halg Vtis decorated by J're niler Ulcmenceaii with ttie Krcnth Military Medal at.lieaitquarteTa in I field today. The wds mArlc recommemtaUon of :rocli. Vancouver, Aug, adlan piper who led his battalion fnto battle was a Vancouvsr mantl Piper George F. Paul. His John Paul, of this city, In his year received word Monday, from the War Offica stating that his son had been killed In action' on August 8. Piper Paul had been overseas for three years" andVwai awarded the Military Medal-at Hill 70 twelve months ago for an act ol bravery. MERCHANT STEAMER SUNK; Washington, Aug. ntcr- chant Protus of thousand tons, was sunk last night In collision with another steamer about 34 miles southwest of Dia- mond Shoalt, off .Czpe N.J., the navy- cfepartment today was informed. Tho other which was not seriously stood by and rescued the -ciVw. of the. Protus, L BERNIBH UECKU1TS SIBEKUX FORCE -Montreal, Aut. Captain A.'Cj has seen much service has been appointed lo take charge 6f the recruiting: ami organi- zation of the local Company of offi- and iiien for ihe Siberian expedl- ionary force. Already a mimucr of recruits have hecn 'secured, most of Wnnm have seen scrvic.o overseas with various forces, the men i Ltndbn, Aug. graiii crop this year will be the biggest since 1S68, Sir. Charles Fielding, dircc.tor-g'eneral of food production Informs the Daily Mail. :'SANK, A SUB Paris, Augv Xewsbapers of Onorto, Tortugnl. re- port ihat an unidentified slentue; from Uordeaux sunk a submarine near tho Spanish const. .There arc ni> details of tiic incident. s Kr a.nd ICnglhh Canatlfans, Hua- sinus" and otlior iialioualltics. and INCREASE' RATES Aug. The Pacific Arctic; Railway- and "Navigation jahy was aiiitiqrizcd today by the inler-'atafc r'oTrimerco comtnissigii to increase He class, rates on freight by lo ?S a ton on shipments frotrj Sent- lle. Tacoma, Vancouver anil San Francisco to Daw'sbn nnd points on the 'Yukon... A similar increase was granted on clans' ralca on ship- ments from Sk Kan points. to iulerior Alas- Canada at Last Receives Full Recognition as Nation JAP R10T3 SUBSIDING. Tokfo, Aug. (Awoclaterf high price of rice are report- ed tb be subsiding except In North Japan where they apparently are spreading. Mobs have' burned several houses at Sendaf- The' rice exchange announces that.33 houses were burned In the Tsuml Prefecture on Thursday. OUawa, in matters of discipline and imitftafy operations, Canada now baa complete con I ml over n1t licr overseas. Recent which have the rhango. about, are rcgard- cU licrc an the mouiotilous aincc confedcraltoir. "They" re- .ono cabinet minister today Who, attended tha Imperial conference, "that recognition Is now given lo Can- ada's status as a nation." .ange in control over Canadian troops'cbm'es afljaV continued negotlat- lotfs With the Imperial., governraenf. Kroni the outbreak of ttievar Canada has controlled her troops till they were dispatched overseas; Oh Arrival In Great Britain they were taken over by Office. except as re- gards rnilitary operations nnd discip lino, Ihe Dominion govcrnraehrretalns control. Here, thafcliange alao rrfdde In re jrinio niinifilcr of CauaOn and HIP. >rime mtnlater ot Ureal Hrilain, Et is 'elt, will tin an-.jy'.with dulays inckl- cnlarto..lhc old of communi- tla tho governor general and the colonial ofTic-6. In rcgArU lo coni- municalion belweftn Canada anil the Unlleil is (or- tlier ilftvelonnicnt been made, In comniDrce. Canada cornmunlcatoa tiifectly with Washing-j Ion through'the wtir-inb.slon there, in- sleatl.oMiy. way of the Colonial olflce and iW British embassy. Sutnmarizerl; the moat Important ric- velopmdnts in Imperial relations are given aa Direct coniraunicalion with the Bril- ish prime niinlsler Control.over.Canadian troops, Permanent Canadian representation on Ihe Imperial war cabinet east of London. Aug. GerhijarU attacks arjainst at Chilly, about' sjx' of Roye, wert repulsed duripg the night, according to .Vht-ioffitiaL statement issued -'at- -tne Vyfar Office tociay. -_', The British lines ed in the Berquin and in Lys. salient, i.ccorriihg. to, the statement which 182 of the enemy were made-prisoner. CAPTURE RY- STATION London, AWB- troops today captured the railway Jta- tion at Roye, according to ,the .latest news received; this ing from the Anglo-French battle- front KEEP ENEMY ALERT Paris, Aug. from ihe tactical results obUlned, thei object of which will be seen more near future, the al- lied attack between jhe and the Aisne in the last two days, modestly' caHed local, or.', line straightening operations, iu the war office communiques, have the Important effect -keeping the enemy on the, alert and pre- venting him from preparing a' counter-offersive. The attacks have ini- possible for General Ludcjdorff to regroup his troops. They have obliged him to than 140 divisions Iri'ihe line which have to be relieved 'constantly.. At several it has been necessary for. hfrri ,to Increase the density of the first line. The army'of General Eben which holds line from Carlsponl to Miaay-SurrAlane had only ten diyislona tn the first line on August AMERICAN ADVANCE.. With the American on the Vesle Front, Aug. cans and. French Increased grip on their holdings .north of the Verle River at several points early morning by Infantry advances, The manoue- vres were carried out without eh- counterinu any Germans. West of Bazoches .the Germans sent out-patrols, but these ,were A pushed back by the-Americans. 1 OCCUPY VA59ENS Aug. troops during night occupied the Vil- lage of Vasscns, northwest of Morsain, between the Oise and the Aisne. according to. .the Official, statement tesucd at the; War Of- fice totfay. Sitfiallon Ixinilon. sittiatEon on Force Another Retreat Paris, Aug. WiHtary' observers' iu'thetr'nt; today lay stress on the'iira'portance ot: the put cast and '.They'bcr lievc that about to fall Paris considers'' Is'la "ilie poweroE-t'a'e renVii.' L'Homme Libre says tlie stubborn Cardan 'resist-; ance the enemy Is baing forced tt, giro nil territory arid declares: that the operations are corapteted dic.Gcr- mans will be compelled lo make other retreat, -the paper says that tlie. enemy probably will "such_ movement'UB wise strategy fnmi'tlils point of Tlew. Wounded Sent Back to Front Before Criiiimals .To Battle Line London, is believed fn Cdlosno that Llic Germans are weaker on the western frontttlian even the. allies claim, says (Jib Daily .Mail's correspondent at The Hague. Ho does not vouch for other sections ot Germany bill gives this resume oT_con- dHiring in the Cologne district. All leaves from the, front have been ono half- Men'are sent lo the front from tho hospitals before completely fit, betters from the front have Lecn discoftlimicil Deserters are being sent to tlio front froni nuaisfjmcnt camps. Wounded hprseis arc hurried west with bandages still In place- The correspondanl adds Is renorlfltl the GermarjF hayo'stplen food paVcels sent lo FrcnclV prisoners In feed neutral Jaborcrs who are on of'inadequate food. Tlio m at it fighting front -in Francfe "We have arrived, cil-'tho slagfi In Hi Is correspomlinB to thi'.t whlth Germany reported at the of anil cjirly in Jnae after long, bloody exhauatfng advances on thei nsels Aitmmed bj- ltctitCr'5 cofrcsroHdCnl OL with iiie French nrmlea Mobs Parade Streets Shouting la to the" fa at named, it, is tlio Cannrlfan renresenla whul in officially lerme'd Jiris'.not yet been chosen, and, n eh of communication' is rcfcan IfCing of vital Importance ilrecl lcd as I nol Ilkoly lo be chosen unlll niter the retunt of Sir Robert thc'otcrscis Uorilcn trom of Inferior We counted firnily on Iho nrrlvat ot'.lho momenl when ihe reserves would, bo ablo to-check' thrf" OerHlan: ailvancc anil prepare Iho flank Attacks bave by thlir siicctas't-estored: the Illative to usj "Tho enemy In turn is ming Ihat weapon against uj. Kb are not >et cihaustcd and grudge Iha necfiasity hivIng wasle Ihera In-a rtcfehiive battle which In the end can a pre ludo lo a reumit ne niaj si Hi possesa thirij dhJsidns as ireJI fls four, Down With The tier- mans I.ontloji, Aug of per- sona killed andN Bounded, (n a bailie I.ctlMi and riolera dnrfng food disorders-in Pfttroirad, acconltag lo an American dispatch to, the fcichangc Telegraph Company. 'fho dispatch which quotes grail by way Berlin that after.the :clty had been witnout tor two cf marcW throtigh hundred thousand b! the da 53 of 1920 Our successes bo cartf- fully (j'Hincd and mandilly shouting down with the down with the The buttle rioters arid tho Guard.t the Smolny Institute Martial Taw waf proclaimed ID saiM ;