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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - August 26, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME XI. LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, MONDAY, AUGUST 2(5, 1918 NUiMBER 217 SURROUND BAPAUME HUN FORCES RETiEAT IN HASTE AND CONFUSION BEFORE ALLIES ENEMIES OF RUSSIANS iAUies Deny Charges of Bol-sKeviki in a Declaration Just Issued. ARRESTS IN FINLAND : TOTAL 32,701 Stockholm, Aug. 26,-TheHotal number of periqna'arrecte'd in Finland on account of the inturrec-tion in that country up to August 19 was 32,701, according to a dispatch received here today from Helelngfora. Of thia total.3,642 were III. Up to August 17 there had been 1S,5SS parsons unconditionally sentenced and 13,732 conditionally. The total number acquitted was 1,775. ^RE FIGHTING WITH RUSSIANS AGAINST , THEIR REAL ENEMIES Amsterdam, Aug.- 25.-Leon Tirolzky, tho BolshevlUl minister of war, in a proclamation publfshed in tlio Kras-noya Gazette, AuguBt 23, chiiracierizes tho statement that the troops ' wevo lauded Id Siberia to protect the irana-Slbertan Railway as a lie, according to n dispatch received horo from Berlin. [The proclapiatlon o� Trotzky follows: "To aU>~When in April preparations were isMng made for a Japanese JAndlHg In Vladivostok, the .Tapaneie general Btaft informed the cabinet of the allies that danger threatened the J^Jberlan Railway from Gorman and Austrlun prisoners. I thereupon sent An;erlcan and British represtntatlvea Irom Moscow to the Siberian Railway who were,obliged olllc^lally to confirm that all the statements regurdlng the railway in tho beginning woro gossip. This fact is known to Ambassador >'rancls. Now that tho Intervention of the allies is an accompilshcd fact, the Anjorican government has siip-liorted tho Japanese lie. "Accoruing to tho American stat6-nient the object of the intervention of the allies '.s to help the Czecho-Slov-akn against risings of German .%nd Austrian prisoners of war. Thin ia a lie, . Just as, was the Japanese st.ateinent regarding the menace to the Siberian Hallway by the Germans." w are asking for sjxty cents an hour, instead of l^orty" cents awarded last year, with time and a half tor over time and double pay on Sundays and statutory holidays. U Is hoped tlWl som^/ settlement may be arrived at during tho coming week, but one man connected with the elevator management stated today that great objection was ralsod to the number of alien enemies who will participate in the proposed scale wliich would mean $12 a day for every Sunday till the close ot navigation. BAD FIRE. Canton, Ohio, Aug. 26.-Fire which started last night in Klein and Het-Pto. Freeman left Lethbrtdge about I Company's ^tore destroyed the ven years ago, and &i the time ot ljurflness blocks surrounded by Tub- carawas. Second Street, Walnut and Piedmont'Streets, causing a loss estimated at $1,600,000.. , SUNK SEVEN FISHING VESSELS IVIuiden, Holland, Aug. 26.-Seven fishing boats have been sunk by the'same submarine. Three of. them were of Dutch register. The crews of the destroyed boats have been landed here. The craft was fishing a few miles outside of what has been known as the "free channel." BOMB TURK CAPITAL Amsterdam, Aug. 26.-"Two hostile air squadrons attack :d Constantinople Wednesday night,'' says a Turkish official statement received here today. oullIpamin to fierge anxiety Germany Now Fighting For Sheer Existence, Say German Papers BAPAUME; HUNDREDS OF PRin BEING TAKEN Piisoneis Taken by British In Past Foui- Days Now Total 20,000-Advance is Being Pressed in Region of Bapaume, Which Soon Must Fall-French are Continuing Advance-Americans Forcing Huns Back From Vesle. Mr. O'Connor contended that it was the action of Cirson when holding up home rule and preaching the doctrine of revolution and accepting a place in the cabinet, that transformed Ireland from an enthusiastic supporter of the war to its present attitude of sullen detachment, lie concludes with these words In every avenue loading to peace the formidable figure of Sir Edward Carson stands Ijlocking the way, Wlien Sir Edward Grey tried to pur-suade Gern\any lo desist from loosing the dams, tliat have deluged the world in blood, tho shadow of Carson promising a distracted and impotent England, haunted and deranged the kaiser's judgment. When the British people, in election after election, signified their desire to give Ireland and England peace. Sir Edward Carson blocked the way. When the liouse of commons tjvlce carried home rule, Carson blocked the way. When Premier Lloyd-George wanted to carry home rule, Carson blocked the way. Every time our groat ambassador at Washington seeks to bridge over the guit between his country and the millions ot tho Irish race in America by statesmanship and tact, Oarson has blocked the Avay. "When a greater man than ho, in the person ot tho president ot the United States, the true leader ot the .world's democracy today, make? his constant and consistent appeal for the rights-and libortles of small nations. Sir Edward Carson blocks the way. "There', is a Carson' administration today. There is as far as its Irish 1)0llcy is concerned, a Carson adminia-tratton in 'Downiiig Street. "So long as Carson controls tho whole policyotKngland in Ireland it will be as hopeful lo expect Ireland to return to her old enthusiasm tor England's fight for tiio world's freedom as to expect tho Caecho-Slovaks to fight for Austria or tho Alsatians to tight for Germany, while the spirit of both those countries is embodied in Von Hl^denburg and Von Tirpitz. London, Auk- 2G.-Dull apathy is giving way to intense anxiety, according to reports from Berlin received at The Hague, says the Daily Mail cor-'respondenfih the Dutch capital. Newspaper nrUicisms show an urgent demand for reassurance and several papers pin their faith on the Hlnden-burg line. The Cologne Volks Zeilung, a leading Catholic exponeVit ot annexations, denodnces the "wise acres" vho (-ver had been foolish enough to believe that there w6re war aims outside Germany. "Germany is no longer fighting for Belgium or Alsace-Lorraine, tiie paper says. "But tor its sheer existence. Great battles are going on. It Is a battle upon' the' glacis of the fortress called Germany. We alaiid alone and have no help to expect from any one." The military critic ot the Nieue Courant ot Tho Hague, whose enthusiasm over previous German victories h^d been noticeable, thinks it possible that the Germans may be force'tl to the Rhine it MarshaJ Foch does not give them time to gain a secure position on the Hindenburg line. s Former Lethbridge Man-Other Casualties On The ' List seven enlisting was tu NeVv York. He en-listed with the Canadians, and was evidently In the hei^vy fl$; wencing August 8tli when the Ga-uadians made such a vapid advance. Pto. Freeman, lived, all his life and received his educattoh iu, /Lethbridge, and Is well known lb ol^^Hine residents. He is a couBl^iot'l.leut. Clarence Sherlock; who viifikS killed in (in aeroplane hccldont the other day. His wife and 'family, are residing in Groat FrIIb at Ihervresent tiiuo. MOOSE JAW FAIR ' Moose Jaw, Sask., Aug. The Aloose Jaw fair board at Its meeting last night decided to hold a fair next summer. This year's fair wasuli^n-doned and the directors now realise-their mistake, couRiderIng tl.'.^t AmBtordara, jVug. 26,-A lelogriim from Karlsruhe on Friday to the Frankfort fjoitiing, a cqpy of-which has, been received here, says that ton British airmen bombed Karlsruhe at 9 o'clock that morning. Most of the l^oiBbs tell In the open country, resulting in considerable dAiaago to private dwellings in one place. Niue perBohs were killed and six Injured. Five ot the attacking- machines, ac-cdv^lnB to tho telegram, were destroyed. : Word lias been received by friends in the city that Corp. Chas. Graigen, who enlisted early In the war, had been killed in action in the recent fighting. Corp. Craigon is well known here, � having heen employed by Jbhn Gilinonr'in his bakery tor five years. Ills home was at Del Bonitu. , OTHER CASUALTIES \ Killed In actlon-L,-Cpl. Albert .Mackintosh, enlisted in Lethbridge; Pte. Louis M. Trltes, enlisted In Lethbridge. -""f Diedot wounds--JI. Harrison, I^lair-n)oro. . J Seriously ill, wounded-Pte. W'm. I-ioodloas, Macleod. Wounded-G, Coming-Singer, Ma-clood; Pta, Wm,,J, Parrell, onllsled Winnipeg, next of kip, F. ,1. l'\uTaiI, Bow Island; Pto. Wm. Charles Macro, enlisted Lethbridge; .1. ,i. Mc-Brido, Lethbridge; Pte. Hnroid K. Turner, onilsted High Ilivor. next of kin, Mrs. 11. p. Turner, Cayloy, Alia. (War. Summary by Associated Press) Extending the Picardy battle line tar to the north into the Artois sector, the British launched an attack this morning in the Scarpe region oast of Arras, This attack may be considered as a new development of the terrific battle east of the Ancre River which has been going on since last Wednesday. The British war office reports good progress being made in the new attack which was begun in an area where the Germans held strongly fortified lines and which, have been held by them for the last two years. South of the Cojeul River the British have seemingly encountered a slight set back, for today's reports'show" tliey are fighting west of the regions where the battle was said to be going on yesterday. BAPAUME IN A POCKET j . seemingly being slowly pocketed by the British. Favrue-vllle, a mile and a half to the northeast hqs been taken by'the British, who have passed beyond the' Village, Whlf^' town further north of Moyer has been taken. - - . ' - . %  Progress on each side of the Somme River is officially reported from London and it is said that the British are advancing toward Maricourt, four miles northeast of Bray. There has been,great artillery activity from Roye to the Aisne River, according to the French official report, but there is no mention of new infantry attacks In this vital sector. German surprise attacks on the French lines in the Vqsges sector have been repulsed. NEAR THE OLD LINE ' As the battle stands today, the British appear to be quite near the old Hindenburg line south of Arras, while they are making an attack directly against it along the Scarpe River. If the attack launched this morning Is successful, it may have a determining effect on the course of the battle farther south, for a German retreat over a wide section might be forced and it would affect the Flanders section to the north, from which the Germans are said to be retiring. Between the Oise and the Aisne General Mangin is pressing steadily toward the western extremity of the Chemin Des Dames, Unconfirmed reports have been received in the American lines along the Vesle that the enemy is withdrawing north of that river toward the Aisne. GAIN OF SIX MILES Since last Wednesday the Germans have been driven eastward on an average of more than four miles toward Bapaume, one of the most important points in the salient. More than 17,000 German prisoners alVeady have been counted and the enemy losses In prisoners are said to be In excess of the iVritish casualties. Unofficially tine number of prisoners is placed at 20,000.. On most of the front the British have pushed the Germans from the high ground sq_ necessary for defense. The enemy likewise has bsen forced from much of the "crater country" marking the old Somme battlefield of 1916, This has opened up new opportunities for the tanks and cavalry. Allied airplanes continuously attack troop concentrations and strategic centres behind the Ge'rman lines. If the enemy figured on gaining the Hindenburg line and there finding secure positions from which to beat' off attack, his plans may be upset by the rapidity with which the British have progressed toward Bullecourt. If Inside the Hindenburg defenses around Bullecourt, the British have a good path toward Cambrai'. Premier Clemenceau says the fortunes of war have been definitely decided owing to the victories of the last six weeks, Austro-Hungarian soldiers have been taken prisoner by the allies at two different points , on the main battle line, but there are no indlications that the Austrian aid is in great force. Comparatively heavy fighting Is taking place in Albania. The Italians report the repulse of Austrian attacks against advance posts along the Semeni.' IE FINED/FOR CURSING FLAG * Winnipeg,! Aug- 24.-Qeoii^ft' Thompson, Canadian, farmer at Bjidger, Man. all paid a flno ot ^200 in provincial police otljei' fairs in othsr Western citlos court today tor cursing tho BrltlaU wore a BucBerSr ., flag. � - ^ INY DEFAULTERS Caglary, Aug., 26,-The number of meti who took advantage of ths; amnesty under the Mill, tary Service Act, Is stated by an official of the military police ds-partmsnt to be "tsrribly small." It is rsportsd that many of the delinquents are, .hiding in the foothlllf, ifmjl lu the north.,; Pan's, Aug. 26.-Heavy bombardments in the regions of Roye and between tho Ailette Rivers are reported In the official statement issued by the War Office, today. The text of the statement reads: "Two. German surprise attacks in the Vosges sector, were without result and we took prisoners, ANOTHER 1,500 PRISONERS British Headquarters In France, Aug. 26.-(Reuter's Limited)^ - British troops yesterday took another 1500 prisoners and made further captures of guns, trench mortars .-ind machine guns, Field Marshal Haig's forces swung forward as far as Longueval in their advance north of the Somme. NEW ADVANCES . With the British .Forces In France, Aug, 26.-British troops in their new drive on:.ths Arras front' .this morning are reported to have entered the town of Mon-chy Le Preux and to have captured Orange Hills. FIGHTING AT HENINET London, Aug. 26.-Fighting is, reportad procseding at Henihet. The lines of battle, starting with FampouK on the Scarpe Rivsr, fol* lows Monchy-Ls-Prcux,' Quemaps, Wancburt Heninet, Criselles, s^st f, Tavreull, Avssnsf, Eaii- of Mory court-EI-AbbayOt Mi^rtlnpulch, west of Bazentin-LePetIt, Mametz, and'Carnoy and then proeesds to the Somme just to the west of Maricourt. There is little change, south of the Somme, excspt that the British line has bsen improved to the east of Cuignss. GERMAN STATEMENT ' '. Berlin, via London, Aug. 2S.t^. German headquarters today ift-sued the following statement: "There have tuen successful fore field fightings southwest of Vpres. On both sides of Balleiill and north of the Labassee Canai (Lys salient), we repulsed enern> partial attacks before our lines. "Between Arras and the Somnis ^the British continued their .at)-'tacks. Strong infantry forces, led by tanks were thrust forward In the early morning between Neu-vlle-Vitasse and St. Leger. They coilapeed with heavy losses before' our lines. Obr posts standing In St. Leger withdrew, according to command, on thsir fighting lines east of the villsgs. Enemy attacks v/sre also shattsrsd. RETIRE FROM VESLE With tho American Army in France, Aug, 26,-.Reports from various sources say that the Osr-mans are withdrawing north of ths Vesis owing to esntljnus^ prt�# sure along the French.and BriV:^ Ith fronts. ,- 44 76 53232?492512 05844821 82 ;