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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 23, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME XI. LliTHBRIDGE, ALBEBffA. TOIDAY, AUGUST NUMBER-215 HUN POSITIONS ATMANY PQINTS ENDANGERED--A MIGHTY BATTLE Greatest Battle of War Rages on the Picardy Front; British Advance Beyond Albert and Threaten Town of Bapaume Forces Retreat Before Superior and French lit Fighting. THREE HUNDRED OF CZECHS HANGED AS fl REPRISAL MEASURE Umijqn.. Aug. troops on (ho Lfssuri Jiiver front north of-VJad- outnumbered Jiy Ihe eneioey have been forced lf> withiirniv after- "heavy says a dispatch to paily Mail "from Harbin, dated W nesdayi British and French troops were engaged la ihe bailie 'buj- Ihe brunt of Ihe fighting tell on tiie Cos CzechoSlovak troops Jap ancfib'-uriits'aided rettrc'nienL BoisheTjki operating- on Hangkn are harassing Ihe allied Teft and haie detained additional Czach forces Commands are being given" m German .Tho Ussuri.IUvcT forms- the eastern Manchuria General chief of Reel Guard "Murmansk region la'jj intonerji Ihe hands ot the aL siyara JJetrograd dispatch to veifung ot Bremen caught by; the peasants while attemBt- ing to'flee southward and handed over to the Britt-h :Hansed 300 Ciechs Aug Red Guards after the cipture of Simbirsk, on the Volga 'according to i Moscow dispatch to the Hamburg Nachfichten publicl> Ranged in the market place three Imndrecl rho declared, iverc, 1 prtsaJ for committed in the tojM.i' during Us occupatipn'by the Czechs.' .Associated Press this after-1 noon issued the following: "Along thejront in Northern Picardy a. battle which seems1 :o be one of the greatest of the war has developed. Disaster s reported to be threatening the whole German army on this ront and the Germans are throwing great masses of men nto the struggle in the hope of checking the tide of battle which dispatches from British headquarters says is against APPROACHING BAPAUME London, Aug.1 Becquille, Boyemeb and Ham- ehncourt ate noxw held by the British Thud Army, according to a report. The British are pushing then attack toward'the southeast fiom Gomiecourt m the duection of Bapaume. (A ts edited Press) With the British Army In France, Augusf Ger- mans.are new fighting desperate- ly In tht region of Gomiecourt South of GomTeeourt the British begin an attack this inland art puthhg forward all along, the J. _ from, all points say that tht battle which seems to have developed the great the pomt engaged and the length of the frtnt, go- ing on victoriously British Ffeld Marshal Ka g's men are klllfng great of Germans and are making progress everywhere in spite of resistance from enemy, who if he retreats acknowledges that he is.'beaten, and if: he stays and fights ii he is bound to suffer the heaviest casualties. ARE REACHING The I ate it reports from the bat- tle line says that the British are reaching out in'the direction Tara 'is beyond Albert. In flghting aouth River Somme the British, ed tfjefr on a fronlV than five miles, pushing Into German defenses-at the greatest depth two miles. 1 of the fighting north 6F the: Somme, which conlmuw, show that Albert Was stormed by the British who crMs-. ed tht river to the south pnd struck." anticipating the Germans probabtt Jnientlon to withdraw from "the; pocket which was rap- idly being created here. With Ilio FreSicl' on the Oise, Thursdir, 'Aug; Lssociatco1 .Ma'ngin low has. drlvc4 the Germans across" he valley, Ailelte on a (ront of nnies tnein> s forces on he rlghVof-Uie battle Hue are on a itateau between tho Ailette and tbe )ise. left.of Brcligny the Ocr- njans'are nprUi of the Disc, except .ho_e tUat are in hiding in fields and .nicljels deaf or prisoner It is mi to resliniate tiie number of laptivei being fient fo the cimps in the rear and headquarters if" elf rdoes not more than an ap- proifrnate count Onlv a patfial count has been made of the booty which Includes two hundred guns, large calibre Are PCS sting The Germans still are stoutly re- sisting the first French arm> around JJenny's men, how Won't Allow Them to Handle Eggs For 3D Days For Violation of Law Amsterdam. Aug. Berlin'off! clal announcements received here says ihe leaders of tlio rclchstag par ties, conference willf Counl Itio Imperial chancellor and Admiral" V6n; IHnlze, the new for eTgn secretary; on supplementary, trea tiea to the Brest Utovsk trealj, de cdfed hy a maJorUy vole vocation ;of'tlic.'rcichslag would no be'.ncceBsarjvcvcn" aflcr, the Coaclu ftion of pcnatng nogotlafiotii Uus sja Admiral Von lllntze says Iho com inunicatton, made a detailed 'State- ment' ciT-tho "aa a result of (he conference at headftuar tors THE WEATHER Vligh .....-74 Low Forecait Fair and moderately warm violating Hie provision In the regulations applying toT produce dealers nltlch limits Die allowance to be !.figgs by dealers Id due on-the-fotal eacli the Blackwell Company, Limited; .ot Mon- treal, ,anfl the William. DaVes- Corn- Limited of Monlrealj have been forbltldeii to buv or sell or otherwise {leal In eggs for of. tbirly (3ays.( Kgg8 in-lranSfitModiy must be disposed of to other dealers .In case of the companies un- der anspenslon it was found that no attempt had made to charge Ijack lor it was shown 'by 'the'candling1 records the percentage of bad eggs ran as high.as 14, WAS DROWNED CaAftt N, S- FrJzzelle" school of gunnery here was drVwrM jcslerdav allcrnoon when dived Into LaVo Qniario, Next Of kin, A. Price of Wheat on Prairies Definitely Fixed 1-2 Wftinlpog Aug order lasrt' Number 1, 220, nUmbcr London, Aug. ant towns In Germany and .-five, hostile airdromes, were heavily bombed by BrJtifhX aerial squad- ron e on the night of August says an official statement iuUed today by the Britkh air Military objectives at Frank- fort and Cologne, the gtattmtni adds, were heavily and good were observed. ere forced ahead toda> both norUi Mdjsbath of tttat town. la their retreat the Olse the Ger mans didmot bare time to destroy the bridges xSome were foiind iiitact Casualties WOUNDED. Corp. P.' Leth- brfdge. Pte. Melbourne Sykes, Stirling. vpte. Harjo -Johnston, enlisted t Pte.'O.' RaJsbeckp'Grassy Lake. Pte. John Spencer, Magratn. Ptc. Cher, tiving, Pincher Creek. -Gladstone, Pincher Creek. Fte, Chas. Harris, Fernie. Corp. L. Massey, Pincher Creek, AN AERIAL! Mails tTo Carried Once a Week Helween Toronto and Ottawa Toronto, Aug. by air has become; an actuaEity.; The postrnaster general has "eri his', authority for a 'weekly aerial: return .letter mail service between Toronto and Ottawa which'will" be carried out by the Force.. The service is to continue for two weeks. The next aertal mail from Tor- -onto to Ottawa will leave on Aug- ust 26: and the mail will leave Ottawa on Tuesday, Aug Caralry is marivetl ser vice In the pur uit of 'the enerai Xot only the caraln advance guard, but other troopers are following Ine InlSLBlrfi to take care of the machine left behind by the Germans to be; sacrificed In attemptiog to check') llie- French advance. Aviators j precede; the They arc dls-' pereing. enemy rear guard "who -at- templ.'to make a stand aid are break- ing. up and scattering .convoys on the 'crowded irojids wiili ma'clifno gun Sire. Batteries ot guns and ammunition wa- gons with tJie Jior-es at ihe north today through an JinmensB diist cloud fields .wh'ercA-yesEerday the rear guard: fought desperateJy to save iiart ot; their artillery. Many or the guns had ;tbrbn left beliind, as well as a grejtjunmbor of machine guns "The devil himself; could not hold out agftmst all that' satd ono captur ed German. "We did not know which to lut-n -The -..excellent co-oper.iUon of the Large IMarie Carries Nine Pas a Successful Trip London', Aflg-', large British airplane. .cariylrVg irtno passengers ba jiisL rximplcted-a successful Irip fron Franco tSngland, ft is announce! lieru.v The' whole journey, from; nn andronie in yio interior ot France one in the interior of Fnglinfl occu piecl uut little rriorc than lialf ai hour j 1 Fhe niatle undT ronlint condUlous with ih oniimrj sen Ice airplane' of the '.iargesl type. Th different hranches the French earned tuo normal amoun army is more in tlie j of baggafee as thej would ha present pnr nil It has been the rnin (he) travelled bj train or boat which the intnntrr, aerial arms' have worked' that has'niade'it so difficult 101 the Germans to away Home, are having a rather bitter conircrver; orer llab's foreign p51lc> Comoro Delia Surra'of Jlllan loiids'ii portion of the jircss in the foreign-mfnisterfViicI1 asserts that he hag not-tiecn "safff- clenllj' Irheral and open mlniled In re cognhlng Ilio claims of the 'Jujo Slavs on Ilia Baslerri Adriatic. v The opposing grdup'f.1 led "by Glornale D'ltfllfa ontomc.' H. argues fhil Uiron Sonnmo must adhere to ilio agrccnicnl mnite In In Senlemner, IfrH, wllh Iho umlerslandi. ing Iliat once AustrA 19 beaten, Italy be generous In dealing nftli her eastern 'neighbors. by, the. board of grain supervisor? for" Canada .provMealbat thd price, of August ,26, jintll August Incfuifve, sliall fie Number 1 h'ard, 22414; -number-1 "Vfanffoba nnrlhern, number 2 JlaniUba' northern, number 3 Manflobi northern, 1 AlberU red winter, 224H, number 1 Alberts red Mnterj 2 red'.wlnter, Tbese prices are-bids In store pub- lle'tSrmlniil al Fort and" Port Artlftir. Any deviation from Iberia ho conaWcred-as of A order 1 Prks ID 80 Another nrrfcV pfovlrfea tlmt (he frlrfo ot grown In tlrlthh Col %inbM fro; i __ A number's, 213, Blali In store publ 10 terminal cited lio August M, I'M, iinlll'Atfiusl 31, 1919 f Maximum alltmsnca that tho pur chaser mikj make Ihft seller for sAcks snail ton the baste of f? K tot.. purchaser doed not require it i. It I. x jrlee df the Tn6 premier In n Ontario ifteil, njmW 2 gr.je, excellent Heillh and exceen Jw fn store jrrenfnm eVeriffnl eajoyed iff ff Washlng'on Aug ot fie'lBanponrer bill extending draft age Units to.IS and 45 years by the bouse before ricUoiirnmcnl foday wns expect ed bi leaders In Ihe senate it end debato on the measure today( In prepiratlon for a final lomorroft f General dcbaie on tho bill ended In tho botfso Into 3 esierdav and when that bfldi, convened today Toting on Tnienflmenls ivas startcfl V contest over several amendments was iSsbecicrf; especially that providing thai you.ths of IS nntl 15 be not called ubtil Inien of olber ages have been summoned PRAISE .WORK OF THE AIR FORCES f'arii Aug The lyort ot the French aerial iii fighting praised by the newspapers Tho Pelit Farjsiene suss that the capture At the towns-of Belli? and Olrtenont was due In great part to the worfc ot air men destroyed numerous con 6m tho Nojon Campaigns Hoad and confusion In the enemy ianki '.The tanks opened the way for the offetislte, it Is declared and bombing airplanes hurried the enemy rtrlremelnf POTATOEi OROP8 Montreiiil.jAug lo Ihe n locjil mar dropped to iieat Battle is Progtessing on the Fionl Neai Lihons, Over 25 Mile Hold South Bank of Ailette and Have Noyon Under Fire From Three Retreat Along the Entire Front. Paris, Aug. troops havi and.the. canal at Manicarrrp, eight miles.east of-Noyon, and are Ih the'oulskirts i of the Village of. Marlancourtj on the north side of the a mile ariU j a half from Noyor station; according to dispatches to here. (War Summary by the Associated Press) On the northern 'and -southern .end of the Picardy-battlefront battered Along the'oise the' enemy is retrea'tlns npiaiy Allied pressure continues all along the entire front '_, British and German armies.are locked In'a'mlghty battle today a twenty.five mile front six miles south of the'Somme to tha Cojeul Ruer, couth of Arras i it is officially reported.from.London that theLBrltish are making gress and that Germat) attacks east of jBeaucourt, at the .middle of the were v 1 u French troops southern OTse and tHe Ailette between Semplgny, seuth of to the railroad bridge of Coucy Le Chateau t t j BIG ADVANCE Soutn of Coucy Le Chateau theyjhave reached the outskirts of and Pont St Mardt. Thlt pcoirtM them further towird.the rear i OT the German and WithirTthree'mlles 'of the German posltiohf horth'of Oinietv a? tieo'd 'before the offensive 'of r ft> J- North of the SomTte anij the Ancre to Mercatel, keep doggedly at it after paving captured Albert and S.OOO priioners South the bend in the Ancre crocsed to the eait on a mile front gam of two miles j NOYOM UriDER FIRE NOW 7 j Noyon, a pivot of the German lines in Ptcardy, still is held by the Germans, but the town and the surrounding are under the fire f of "the'French the French are on the'Divette for a distance of nearly five miles ..The Oise has been reached on a front of ten miles south and east of rJoyon and has been crossed at several points. CAVALRY AND AIRPLANES BUSY French cavalry and airplanes are harassing the retiring enemy and over tiie German positions of yesterday French guns and infinlry are ri-shing northward Except west of the Olse and along the ullent north of Solssons Ihe Gern-ans displayed little of sticking and orobably will retire to beyond the Oise canal which the river on the north Marshal Haig had to face bitter resistance north of the Somme, his pressure continuing, his success around Albert prob ably will provide leverage to the Germans further cut, Berth and south of that sector VITAL SECTORS T Probably the most vital tectors to the Germans IK present trt j from Roye to Noyon and that northwest of Soissons If the should waver and fall back, the.German position north of the Somme wauld haw to be readjusted If the salient northwest of should fall the French would have the heijhts'of Dames outflanked Con tlnued French pressure err the salient would appear to have the effect or forcing the Germans to retreat from the Ve.le within a few days at the most. Situation is Serious, State Thos irTTouch With the If there is going lo'Jie.a rush of farm Alberta tlio farmers it would hum up and come 'Wong Just at the prcaept; tltne IhCrplis a great deirtli of men Ills eropln> ment Overrun with orders 'Jhe H serious' said Mr liO'Siter of Ilarr'ja anil Ho'siler, to the Herald Uila mornlnc rlo not need irgrea[ number, but we do need fifty or Olic hundred roon baiil) The their bcal Ip got liut It Is slow Ing up the harvest ju.at Ilio farm era want to get their crop off and get to vsork ploughing (or next Jr-ir War 61 the agcncj also a tonatderablft shorlnge The harWst but lliero arc be short thfs jear many more fields be Ing ciit tbAn that the demand for men Is grdale? Ihan Iho supply arranged for INCREASE. WAGES OF WOMEN SHELL MAKERS London, Aug ministry of has ordered that the wages, of women munllfon work ers. be Increased -'.five .shillings after September f, Glrlti under 18 In munition plants re ceive'iih .Increase crown. HOOVER RETURNS NewiVOrl, Allgi Herbert C Ifoover, United Sfalis food xrfmlms Irafor, returned todoy from his trfp abroad v one aifd a half j i BRITISH PROGRESS London, Aug battlers be- ing fought on the line between LI south of the Sommf, the Cojeul River, of Arfas, a front of more 25 allies, cording to the official statement Issued at the war office today, The British troops are making progress at a number of points, tho statement says arid adds that two enemy attacks east.of Beau. _ v court were repulsed during the night On the t-ys front, the statement ado's, the British tine was slightly advanced east of U Tourei, north West of Neuf Berqum and casl oj Outtcrsteen f FRENCH pans, Aug the Olso and. ths Afsne the French troops advanced their lines dur Ina the night to Guny arid Pent St Manl, just-south of the AMette They hold the right blnki of the OIKJ and the.Ailette from Sempigny (6 the raiWd of Coucy Le according (6 the 'official statement liitierf' by the war office today, SCOO PRISONERS, Paris, oy Aisne during the of Wed- nesday and Tnurtdiy, Central Martgln'j army took SOW pnicn- eni, according to advjcei reach ing Paris SOfSSOMS SCCUftC Part., AuJ Ag- French Brithin TnursdayJncrtaKd the menace to Roye and.NeVen arid rendered their fall near, cays the Echo De Pans It adds that Paris has been made safer by the of the army of Gen- eral Humbert and that has been made more secure by the capture of Pommien ami Vauxrtzis 'J Have Taken Albert 1 ondon, Aug town ot Mbert, IS miles northeast of Amiens, on the Ancro rhcr, has been recap- nred by the British, Vfho also hiva btalnul ill their objectives i In Ihn today between Braye Sur- faommeXand Albert according lo tho official communication from HeM Maralial llalg' tonight tnile front the British 'advanced i'liro miles TO CONTROLVSALE OF MEAT Busnos Aires, Aug The murtfclpal authorities of Buenos Aires have taken over the super Vfsioi of the sale of meat to the public This step was ordered by President Irlgoyen in effort to combat the Kigh price of meat, American and British packing houses In thet Argentine have agreed to deliver at cost to the government public Mn- mmptlort, T' I Buenos 'Aires, Aug meal Itlfgriiph stations-'report that (tie {.'rations of Mauati t.hnt tat Lanan. In I lie terrftory df ore not lerloiK The InbiHU-jW 6t two MoiintAfns to hire led Ihctt ;