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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 28, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta Herald VOLUME XL AUGUST 1018 NUMBER 219 MENACED CHAULNESAND TOWARD CANBRAI Allied Forces are Making Substantial Advance in Campaign in Siberia BOLSHEVIKI RETREAT IN FACE OF ALLIED AND PROGRESS the Us front north of Vladivostok the Bolshevik have retired six miles before a general advance by nil the allied accord ing to reports received in Shang transmitted by Arrterjcan and Japanese the adyiees are entraining for thev Usaurl News from the is add owing to the fact that the Japanese have taken ovir the preparation of informa tion from the The Jap anese are said to be extremely Japanese Fighting ciated Semen the antiBolsheviki has crossed the Siberian frontier and retaken Matsivieski west of capturing pris The Japanese troops are engaged with the Bolshevik near It is reported that the allies have taken over the oper ation of the Sign Treaty and Russian plenipotentiaries Recording to an official telegram from Berlin signed tliree treaties supple mentary the BrestLitovsk Thfe new treaties include n treaty supplementing the treaty of peace us well us a financial agree ment and one dealing with the civil The treaties are the results of negotiations which have been going on In Berlin for several weeks be tween the Germans and The treaties were signed at the Ger man ministry of foreign Important Capture allied oc tupation of Kotlas on the bvina Southeast of which is re ported to the German papers by way of Vardoe and Christiania Is regarded them as Important as It shows that two thirds of the Arch Bngel to Vlatka apparently has been covered by the Entente In Kotlas Is connected by n branch railway line with Vlatkn which Is half way between Vologda jmrt on tho great north Russian trunk The Cologne Zeilung points out that the plan to effect ti juntlou with the CzechoSloVaks at 175 miles southeast of is a good deal nearer It professes inability to understand how was occupied as the latest official in formation from the Soviet government Hindu it appear that all was going well for the Bolshevik in that Germans No Longer Have Forces Capable of Meeting The Canadians Effectively EAGER TO troops may carry straight home to Germany the full meaning of the A vast campaign of destruction in Germany proper is being Tho Rhine is twenty miles distant at the nearestpoint to the battle line in Many American army of ficers and otliers favor getting the war into Germany by the shortest While it cannot bo revealed what plans It Is believed Ger many cannot much longer to iinctipe a war against her Some ot tho Rhine cities are reportoii tov By Press Correspondent With The Canadian casualties during day of the battle of Arrsw less than the of our pris This was especially so on our where the chief obstacle was overcome by a turning NeuvilleVitasse thus falling into our hands with practically no loss On our left the valley of the Scarpe and the formidable position of MoncliyLe Preux took a heavier Casualties on the opening day were light precise ly because the whole thing was a com plete Captured German doc uments indicate that an attack in this sector might be anticipated and then follows the usual warnings to com manders for vigilance and But the enemy has lost his keenness by successive His intelligence service for the moment at least seems to have broken It is likewise impossible to animate tired troops and thinned ranks the spirit of die in the last On the other hand every veteran of the Canadian force is the ideas of its invincibility and glows with pride when he sees the beloved force is hon ored by beingem ploy ea as picked shock troops and as he goes over bo is certain before hand of successbecause he knows that the eftemy cannot any longer put into the field units capable of resisting He pities even the atrjppllng prison drawn from their With sure feet ho goes from victory to All this makes for light Thereafter the etnys resistance He gathers bis reserves and concentrates the ar tillery though to do BO he himself on another part of the crumb ling Stretcher Parties Suffer Casualties among stretcher parties evacuating the wounded from our ter and right were disproportionately heavy because the enemy was able t bring to bear a heavfer fire over the captured ground from his artillery position north of the The Canadian ambulances carried on wit complete disregard to its own The true soldier spirit animates thes socalled noncombatant Take the army service The modern army fights on which means thousands and thousands of lorries to bring up rations and all the needs of the fighting line and to each man a driver and a spare man to carry on if the driver is It is not easy getting round a battle The too conspicuous motor car is but the lorries are The tare IB nothing and the transfer privilege unlimited Stealing rides on this particular lorry were several men going for ward to fill gaps in the Sud denly a shell burst to the left and ar other to the The Tommies CONTINUED ON PAGB SIX HUN NAVAL LOSS Is re ported by the authorities in Jut land that for the past few deya the bodies of 130 German marines have been washed ashore on the western coast of The au thorities say that it has been sub stantiated that the marines were on German which likely were Io3t during an or by coming with Ft TO AGREE SIRIKE1HO All Operators of Com merciai Offices Will Walk Out tions between the commercial telegraphers and the representa tives of the employers which were initiated early today have failed and the general Thom as of has sent a telegram to the chairmen of local bodies throughout the Dominion advising them of the failure and of the fact that 11 Winnipeg Thursday has been sat as the hour for a Deliberately Kill The Survivors From a Liner They Had Sunk EDITORS HAVE I of the sinking of the French steamer Lyd iana off the north coast of Spain on July10 shows that the crew of the German submarine deliberately murd ered most of the thirtyeight persons There were only eight survivors out of the fortysix of the crew and passengers on The submarine torpedoed the vessel without killing several of the While a boat was being lowered from the ves sel a second torpedo struck The boat was torn from its davits but she kept her Seeing the submar ine rammed ner and cut her in The enemy then turned and raminSB a second boat which had been launch ed A young of twenty one of the passengers was thrown high in the air by the impact and instantly The cap tain of the vessel was killed in the same Tho Germans endeavored to sink a raft carrying the remaining When one of the officers oh tho ship left the raft to swim back to tho sinking the submarine turned and the officer was killed by its After finally disposing of vessel by the submarine made a sixth and successful attempt to ram the amid laughter from tho pith marines captain and TJjesub marine then turned and disappeared toward the The eight survivors were picked up from the sea by patrol Germans Anxious to Substi tute Brest Treaty for One That Will Give Them Aid Against England in Aug or the BrestJLit ovsk peace treaty which shall secure for Germany an alliance with Russia and theAaiatlc block attached to Rus sia Is advocatedby George political writer in the Vossiche Zeit ung of After declaring that all the German offers or peace liave been rejected by Great the writer says Their acceptance can be counted on only If England position on thq political chess board is rendered such that there te no course for her but that of The vital idea of the new German policy must hence be the creation a jrroup of powers will a Vtfrd n say concerning English ef forts either to carry on the war or at the peace conference or at in the matter of conducting economic No German longer denies that treaty of peace is obstacle to the formation of such a Bernhard admits that the treaty cainnot be annulled but he lays stress on the view recently outlined by German minister for colon that tho treaty is only a frame to be filled out in the and adds The originallyplanned commun ity of interests ot the border states with Germany is of subsidiary im portance compared with the absolute ly necessary relationship between Germany and the Asiatic block attached to Instead of creating new kingdoms at this cri tical time we should concern our selves with the laying of the founda tion for a European alliance nations without which the League of Nations of entire world which has been advocated by many would be nothing but a deceptive label for AngloSaxon world says that the original idea of the treaty was that the conces sions could be made in exchange for concessions from but that as it Is now clear there is no outlook for peace by agreement these conces sions should be made to An Atlantic a British vessel which arrived here today were twentyeight representing leading Canadian publi cations who been abroad for nine weeks visiting tho various bat tlefrouts at the invitation of Lord BrjUsh minister of in They reported having beentreated with more than courtesy by the military with which they came In THE WEATHER tow Forecast 60 34 v SUNK BY A SUB A Canadian Atlantic Newfoundland three masted schooner Blanca was cap tured and sunk by a German nub marine on Saturday Her crew was landed here The schooner was bound from Brazil to a Canadian port with a cargo of Nation is Facing the Severest Test Of AH Gorman army and nation now face dark May God protect the con cludes an article by General Von Ar denne in the Dusseldorff Nachrichten of The period from August 20 to 2S has been one of the trying tests of this hardest of the critic con But Ire thinks the Germans have stood the test magnificently and compares isolated actions with the stand of Leonidas General Von Ardenne speaks of measures of which it yet per mitted to and which will old the Germans in resuming the initiative and recouping their He does not believe the offensive will speedily S SERIOUSLY ILL Has Taken a Turn For The Stays By Bedside German em press who has ill for several days has taken a turn for the according to a message received in Amsterdam from Dusseldorf and for warded to the Exchange legraph The message adds that her heart displays increasing JSmperor William has not been able to leave the bedside of his wite who is at the castle at He declared that no bulletinon the em press condition will be published in order not to alarm the many has not yet accepted the condi tions outlined by Spain with regard to submarine attacks on Spanish vas according tu newspapers They believe that probably no defi nite agreement will be reached unUl after Germany attempts to complicate matters in the hope of saving the The Spanish it IB will remain firm in Jts purpose to take German when 4 submarine sinks Spanish FEIIEIADKILIED BY RUNAWAY TEAM Was Thrown Out of Wagon and Suffered Fractured Skull Speoinl 1t the Heraid the eight youold son ot Alderman was killed on Victoria Avonua here this the result of a runaway which ran from tho Letnher Stables on North Victoria the 41 Market wheie the little boy lost his life in an attempt to jump from the rapidly moving Hobbles fourteen year old hud gone to the stables to hitch up a team to deliver some oil to parties In and had hitched all tho tugs except when a little Italian who was on the wagon with picked up the lines and pulled them This started the horses and the boy becoming frighten ed threw down the lines and Jumped from the Little whose right arm was in the result df a dislocated was handi capped in his efforts to get to the rear end of the rapidly moving wagon aud In his U leap to safety his head came Jn with the hard street and his skull f so badly fractured that he couple of recovering conscious Q088 While at Fertile hil wUo was an eye wit to thS Accident bad carried cial announcement of the casualties in the fighting between American and Mexican here late two oneofficer and one civilian had been killed in action and twentynine officers and enlisted men ero One civilian was reported to have been wounded and one customs guard The number of American troops engaged was given as The Mexican casualties were estim ated at 100 killed and twice including a number of civil The trouble started when can attempted to smuggle a Mexican from illio Mexican of the border into United An Agreement agree ment by which further trouble would be avoided was expected to result today from conferences between Am erican and Mexican officials who were summoned here following fight ing at the International line late yes terday between American soldiers and Mexicans in which three Amer icans were killed and twentyeight The Mexican casualties in the fighting are variously estimated at from 150 to The German retreat on the Somme battlefield has become first and third armies are at print losing contact with the The French are inflicting heavy losses on the retreating Mangins troopi began cross ing the Ailette River it was announced here French troops have reoccupied Mount two miles southwest of ac cording to the which says that the French are approaching which probably is in their War Summary by the Associated Press German kouthern Picardy are retreating over a wide After the capture of Roye bythe French yesterday the German front has The lines which have held back the French and British for tho last two weeks are giving way and todays official reports show the French on a line three miles west of the Somme river and Thirty villages havebeen captured by the French In the adVanoe which started early r s has been captured and hiany other vital points have been taken from the retiring While the French have been smashing the enemys front along the ChaulnesRoye the British have swung forward In the sector east of North of the ArrasCambrai Road they have reached the out skirts of the villages of Remy and BolryNotre about a mile east of the positions where they were known to be yesterday and well cost of the Hlndenburg South of the Somme the British have captured while north of the river they have gained nearly all of Trones In the Filanders area the British have advanced their line over a front of four miles astride the Neuf Berquin This is the area from which the Germans have been retiring for the last three Every means known to modern warfare are being used by the enemy to stay the onrush of the British and but the allies machine goes Heavy reinforcements have been thrown into the fight by the in the centre around The one desire of the enemy appears to be to find a line where he can stand long enough to make an orderly N STIFF RESISTANCE Among the ruins and shell craters of the old Somme battlefield and around the Germans are putting up a stiff Bapaume Itself is now patr of No Mans Land but the germane are clinging to every foot as long as Great confusion Is reported behind the German lines on this sector and the enemy is digging a trench line to the east of t PRESS TOWARD PERONNE North and south of the Somme the British press onward toward They are approaching Combles after overpowering the Germans around Mont Auban and in the woods of the and are east of which gives them possession of the high ground north of the sowth of the river and six miles west of has fallen to the The intervening terrain toward Peronne is fairly level and open but the Germans are struggling to keep the British in FRENCH ADVANCE French troops have moved eastward in the Roye sector an average of nearly two miles on a front of one of the principal points of the German defense south of the Somme apparently fell to the French because of the pressure north and south of General Debeney is now moving toward which is but five miles east of his line Allied tanks and airplanes are giving the Infantry valiant helo and nre inflicting heavy losses on the The number of pris oners has been increased still further and great quantities of war mater ial have been Around Bapaume the British have recaptured ammunition dumps left behind In the March The supplies were found fit for use and the Germans suffered GOMPER8 IN ENGLAND president of the Federa tion of end Ids have ar rived at an Binjtisli Marioourt Captured With the British Troops in AUK 27 portion of the Hindenburg linenorthwest of FontineLesCris Mouth oust of was cap tured today by the British troops and The town of llaticourt andtne ground to the east of It are in Brit ish Trounea station and the wood and ground to the was cap tured by the and the town of Moulin De alap was Canadian Advance troops nwdo a notable advance of tho Scarpe river today according to Field Maralml llaiga occupy ing and Surt and taking many prison Scottish battalions also made ex cellent Recapture With tne British Array in British have recaptured large dumps of ammunition which they left behind last spring and which the Germans had not They also tak en immense stores of German mater The British ammunition oamein very handy and saved of trans port aa it offered bullets aud when they engineer dumps wMcb tire most useful in clearing the In the wuko of the advancing urmies also have been Serious cf Enemy British and French gains are placing the mans in a precarious position und i is believed have forestalled the of General Ludendorff to fall back on tho old HiniJpnburg The fall ot Hoye to the troops of General Debeny undoubtedly will hasten the i German retirement between the Somme and the Equally menac ing to the Germans the British gains toward Combles and along tho The German command appar ently planned to pivot the retiring movement on the line east of with the divisions south of it march back to the oldGerman Such a plan would be difficult to carry out under the most favorable oircunv The British onslaught on Bapaunto added to the difficulties of carylng out this plan and the extension of the battle line to the Scarpe tfclVfl very much This ON ACTOH DEAD ft the JleJ ;