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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 23, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta AUGUST ENDANGEREDA MIGHTY BATTLE Allied Forces Retreat Before Superior and French in THREE HUNDRED OF CZECHS HANGED AS REPRISAL MEASURE troops on tho Ussuri River fiont north of Vlad outnumbered by the have been forced to withdraw after heavy says a dispatch to the Daily Mail from dated Wed British and French troops were engaged In the battle the brunt of the fighting fell on the Cos sack and CzechoSlovak Jap anese units aided In the Bolshevik operating on Lake are Harassing the allied left and have detained additional Czech Commands are being given in The Ussuri River forms the eastern boundary of AlliesCapture General Peta chief of the Red GUard ArjMy Murmansk the hands Petrbgrad dispatch to thi Wezer of Hei was caught by the peasants while attempt ing to flee southward and handed over to tho Hanged 300 Czechs Red after the capture of on the according to a Moscow dispatch to the Hamburg publicly hanged in the market place three hundred The it were a re prisal for committed in the during its occupation by the WILL NO CONSULT THE REICHSTAG Berlin offi cial announcementreceived here says the leaders of llie reiciistag par a conference with Count the Imperial and Admiral Von the new for eign on supplementary trea ties to the BrestLitovsk de cided by a majority vote that the con vocation of the reichstag would not even after the conclu sion of pending negotiations with Rus Admiral Von says the com made a detailed state ment on the political situation as a result of the conference at headquar THE WEATHER Low Forecast Fair and moderately 74 49 Greatest Battle of War Rages on the Picardy Front British Advance Beyond Albert and Threaten Town of Bapaume Press this after noon issued the following Along the front in Northern Picardy a battle which seems to be one of the greatest of the war has Disaster is reported to be threatening the whole German army on this front and the Germans are throwing great masses of men into the struggle in the hope of checking the tide of battle which dispatches from British headquarters says is acting against APPROACHING BAPAUME Augi Boyeilles and Ham elincourt ate now held by the British Third according to a The British are pushing their attack toward the southeast from Gomiecourt in the direction of Associated Prett With the British Army In August The Ger mans are now fighting desperate ly Inthe region of South of Gomiecourt the British also began an attack this morn ing and are pushing forward all along the from all say that the battle which seems to have developed of the great est of the the stand point men and gune engaged and the length of the la go ing on victoriously for the British Field Marshal Haigs men are killing great numbers of Germans and are making steady progress everywhere In spite of resistance from Vhe who if he retreats acknowledges that he is and if he stays and fights it out he is bound to suffer the heaviest ARE REACHING OUT The latest reports from the bat tle line says that the British are reaching out In the direction of Tara which is thousand yards beyond In the fighting south of the River Somme the ed their line on a fronV of more than five pushing Into the Germandefenses at the greatest depth for Details of the fighting just north of the which show that Albert stormed by the British who cross PENALIZE OAVIE5 Wont Allow Them to Handle Eggs For 30 Days For 1 Violation of Law violating the provision in the regulations applying to produce dealers which limits the allowance to be made or bad eggs by dealers to one per cent on the total of each the Matthews Blackwell of Mon and the William Daves Com Limited of been forbidden to buy or ar otherwise deal in eggs for a period of thirty Eggs in transit today must be disposed of to other In the case of the two companies un der suspension it was found that no attempt had been made to charge back for unsound although in it was shown by the candling records the percentage of bad eggs ran as high as WAS DROWNED Cadet Frizzelle of the aerial school of gunnery here was drowned yesterday afternoon when aeroplane dived into Lake Next of Price Of Wheat on Prairies Definitely Fixed 12 Import ant towns in Germany and five hostile airdromes were heavily bombed by aerial squad rons on the night of August says an official statement issued today by the British air Military objectives at Frank fort and the statement were heavily attacked arid good results were FIGHlllRJiYS POLICY newspapers are having a rather bitter controver sy over Italys foreign Corriero Delia Serra of Aliiitn leads a portion of the press in attacking Bar on the foreign minister and asserts that lie has not been suffi ciently liberal and openminded In re cognizing the claims of the Jugo slavs on the Eastern The opposing group is led by the Giornnle Dltalia of It argues that Baron Sonnino must adhere to the agreement made in London in with ing that once Austral is will be generous in dealing with her eastern ed thi rlvtr to the south and anticipating the Germans probable Intention to withdraw from the which was rap Idly being created With the French Army on the Associated Mangin now has drivef the Germans across the valley of Uto Aileltc on a front of several enemys forces on the right battle line are on a plateau between Uic Ailette and the To the left of Brotigny the Ger mans are of the except those that are in hiding in fields and dead Or It is im possible to estimate the number of captives being sent to the camps in the rear and army headquarters it self does not havemore than an ap proxfmate Only a partial count has been made of the booty which two hundred them largo The still ue stoutly re sistingthe first French army around De Bennys how ahead again today both north of that In their retreatacross the Oise the Ger mans did not have time to destroy the were found intact while Cavalry is rendering marked ser vice in the pursuit of the Not onlyare the cavalry advance but other troopers are following the to take care of the machine gun nests left behind by the Germans to be sacrificed in attempting to the French Aviators precede the They are dis persing enemy rear guard who at tempt to make a stand Snd are break ing up and scattering convoys on the roads with machine gun Batteries of guns and ammunition wa gons with the horses at the gallop werepushed north today through an immense dust cloud over the fields where yesterday the German real guard fought desperately to save part of thefr Many of the guns had to bo left as well as a great number of machine The devil himself could not hold out against nil said one captur ed We did not know which way to excellent cooperation of the different branches of the French j army is proving more effective in the present It has the manj ner in which the and aerial arms have worked together that has made it so difficult for the Germans to get order issu ed the board of grain supervisors for Canada provides that the price of Avheut from August August Number 1 number 1 Manitoba number 2 Manitoba number 3 Manitoba 217 number 1 Alberta red number 2 red number 3 Alberta red These prices are basis in store pub lic terminal elevators at Fort William and Port Any deviation from these prices will be consideredas vio lations of a legal Price In Another order provides that the price of wheat grown lu British Col shall be r Number number iVf number Basil in store public terminal elevators effect ive August until August Maximum allowance that the pur chaser make the seller tor sacks shall be OH the bajts of f3 a ton if purchaser does not require sacksljthey anal be returned to the seller at toe letters it is stipulated that the price of Ontario number 3 shall 226 in and premium of number 1 grade shall be 3c dis count on number 3 shall be 4u a bu until June A premium of 5c sliiill be paid OB Ontario winter An Atlantic ert premier of arrived here today after an extended abroad during which he attended the 1 Imperial war conference andx the The premier WAI in excellent health and enjoyed an un eventful Included in his party General I minister of and Hoiu Colpnel minister of nava ser vice for They were met here by l minister ot rail Casualties Leth Melbourne Harlo enlisted Grassy John Plncher Plncher Pincher Mails To Be CarricyH Once a Week Between Toronto and Ottawa by air has become an The postmaster general has now giv en his authority for a weekly aerial return letter mail service between Toronto and Ottawa which will be carried out by the Royal Air The service is to continue for two The next aerial mafl from Tor onto to Ottawa will leave on Aug ust 26 and the return mail will leave Ottawa on Aug ust Large Plane Carries Nine Pas sengers in a Successful Trip large British airplane carrying nine passengers has just completed a successful trip from Franco to it is announced The whole from an airdrome in the interior of Prance to one in the interior of England occu pied little more than half an The test was made under routine conditions with ah ordinary service airplane of the largest The passengers carried the normal amount of baggafee as they would have had they travelled by TOPASS MANPOWER BILL of the manpower bill extending draft age limits to 18 and 45 years by the house before adjournment today was expect ed by In the senate it was planned to end debate on the measure today in preparation for a final vote General debate on the bill ended in the bouse late yesterday and when that body convened today voting on amendment was A vigorous contest over several amendments was especially that providing that youths of IS and 19 be not called until men of other ages have been PRAISE WORK OF THE AIR FORCES The work of the French aerial forces In the fighting south of the Oise is praised by the The Petit Purialene says that the capture of the towns of Bailly and Curlepont was due in great partto the work of air men who destroyed numerous con voys on the NoyonCompelgne Road spread confusion the enemy The tanks opened the way for the it is declared and the bombing airplanes hurried the enemy POTATOBi to the surplus on local mar ket lh price per hag hagdropped to l per GREAT DEARTH HARVEST HELP Situation is State Those iiTTouch Witlvthe Situation If there is going to be a rush of farm labor to Alberta the farmers wish it would hurry un and come Just at tho present time a great dearth of and all the employ ment agencies overrun with The situation is said Rossiter of Harris and to ihe Herald this Wo do not need a greaf but wo do need fifty Imndued men The farmers their lieat to get along without but it is slow ing up the just when the farm ers want to get their crop off and get to work ploughing for next Wejr of thogovernment agency also reports a considerable The harvest will be short this but there are so many more fields be ing cut expected that the demand for men is greatei than the supply arranged INCREASE WAGES OF WQMEN MAKERS ministry of munitions has ordered that the wages of women munition work ers be Increased five shillings after September under 18 In munition plants will ceive an increase of half a HOOVER RETURNS New United States food adminis returned today from his trip Great Battle is Progressing on the Front Near Over 25Mile Hold South Bank of Ailette and Have Noyon Under Fire From Three Retreat Along the Entire troops have crossed the Oise River and the canal at eight miles east of and are In the outskirts of the village of on the north side of the a mile anil j a half from Noyon according dispatches to newspapers War Summary by the Associated Press On the northernand southern end of the Picardy battlefront the battered German line is Along the Oise the enemy Is retreating Allied pressure continues all along the entire British and German armies are locked in a mighty battle today over a twentyfive mile front from six miles south of the Somme to tha Cojeul south of It Is officially reported from London that the British are making pro gress andthat German east of at the of the were i French have the southern banks of the Oise and the Ailette between south of Noyon to the railroad bridge west Coucy Le I A 8IG ADVANCE South of Coucy La Chateau have reached the outskirts of and Pont This progress brings them further rear I of the German florthyof Solssons and within of the German positions north of the they stood before the offensiveofMiy r North of the Somme and the Ancre to the British doggedly at it after havingcaptured Albert and South of the bend in the Ancre crossed thatpstream to the east en a six mile front gain of two j NOYON UNDER FIRE NOW a pivot of the German lines In still Is held by the but the town and thesurrounding are under the fire of the French West of Noyon the French are on the Dlvette for a distance of nearly five miles The has been reached on a front of ten miles south and east of Noyon and has been crossed at several CAVALRY AND AIRPLANES BUSY French cavalry and airplanes are harassing the retiring enemy and over the German positions of yesterday French guns and Infantry are rushing Except west of the Oise and along the sharp salient north of Soissons the Germans displayed little signs of sticking and probably will retire to beyond the Oise canal which parallels the river on the Marshal Halg has had to face bitter resistance north of the his pressure and his success around Albert prob ably will provide leverage to push the Germans further north and south of that VITAL Probably the vital sectors to the Germans present thoM from Roye to Noyon and that northwest of If the first waver and fall the German position north of the Somme would have r to be If ihe aalient northwest of SoissonS shouldI fall the French would have the heightsof Chemin Des Dames tinued French pressure on the salient would appear to have the effect forcing the Germans to retreat from the Vesle within a few days at AMERICANS BUSY American troops north of the Vesle have Increased the security of their position by clearing out an important point north of The Germans attempted a counter attack but were repulsed with a Tn the Lvs sector the British have made further East of Merme they are approaching Neuf North of Ballleuil th the have pushed forward on a front of one arfd a half BRITISH battlers be ing fought on the line between Li south of the to the Cojeul southwest of a front of more 25 ac cording to the official statement issued at the war office The British troops are making progress at a number of the statement says and adds that two enemy attacks east of Beau court were repulsed during the On the Lys the statement the British line was slightly advanced east of Le north west of Neuf Berquin and east of t FRENCH the Oise the Alone the French troops advanced their lines dur ing the night to Guny and Pont just south of the Ailette They hold the right banks of the Oise and the Ailette from Sempifjny to the of according to the official statement issued b the war 5000 Between the and the Aitne during the of Wed nesday and Central Mangine army took WOO prison according to reach ing SOISSQNS StQURE Ag French and British fucceisei Thursday the menace to Roye and Noyon and rendered their fall says the Echo De It adds that Paris been made safer by the operations of the army of Gen eral Humbert and that has been made more secure by the capture of Pommlsrs and Have Taken Albsrt The town o 18 miles northeast ot on the Ancre has been tured by the who also have obtained all their objectives in tha lighting today between BrayeSur according to the official communication from Field Marshal Haig Over the inilQ front the British advanced two TO CONTROL SALE OF MEAT Buanos The municipal authorities of Buenos Aires have taken over Jhe vision of the sale of meat to the This step was ordered by President Irlgoyen in an effort to combat the high prloe of American and British packing houses in the t Argentine have agreed to deliver at cost to the government meat for public NOT SERIOUS rIl Buenos ment telegraph stations report that the eruptions of Mounts Llama and in the territory of are not The pf two towns near the WWf reported to huve left lUeiv ;