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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - August 30, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUMK XI. LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA. r-RIOAV, AUdL'SI' :tO. H�18 NUMBER 221 HUN LINE LONDON "BOBBIES" STRIKE-ALLIED FORCE ADVANCES IN RUSSIA BRITISH CRASH 9 44 HINDY" LINE BOLSHEVIK SUFFERIN REVERSES Anti-Bolsheviki Forces Have Captured a Port on the! Black Sea. Canadians In Brilliant Rush Capture Advanced Enemy Defense Positions ARE ALSO MAKING A SATISFACTORY ADVANCE IN NORTH Am-jlcrilam. Aur. ;!0.-A Russiiui .VoliintiH>r army luis ciipiiiroci lha Bliick Sen pon ot Novo lioKsysl:, uc-cordiug to ii lUsimtcli from Kiev. Wlioii tlio Germuna cai)turecl Selwatopol, lUe liaso of file Russian Hljiclc .Sea floot, a part o� the Hussliin Hoot escaped to Kovo Rossyslc, on tiio eastern coast ot the Black Sea. In ISliiy the Gcr-juan^.threutened tht; port with sub-maflnes anil alfiiiaines, h\\t\ it apparently remained under control o� the trauB-Caucasian Bovornment. Continue Advance Harbin. Aug. 27-(Associated Press) Oeuoral ScmenoCf, the antl-Bolshovikl leader, continues his advance toward tlhita and has "captured Dawua station und Karanor siding. The Bolsheviki have retired to Sokatui siding. General yenienoff's cavalry is engiiged with tlie Bolsheviki rear guard live vorsts west of Karanor. The ononiy main force is concentrating .at.Borsa Btatlon. Bor.sa is about fifty miles jiurth of Iho llanchurian bprder. It is 170 miles southeast of Chita, the Bolsheviki base in this region. Consuls Leave Amsterdam, Aug. ;tO.-Tlic ,Inpnnosc consul-general and the euibass.v stalT. the last eutctiti) representatives at Moscow, have lol'l for home under a upeciai sate conduct provided by the Bolsheviki govoniment, according to a Moscow dispatch to the bokal An-fseiger of Berlin. Execute Revolutionaries Amsterdam, Aug. ao.-Xizhni-Nov-Borod has been chosen as a tempor-nvy headquarters by the military re-Tolutionary commlttoe, the town being cleared of counter revolutionaries, ticcording to a Moscow telegram to I he North Gorman Gazette. Eleven of Iho counter revolutionaries liave Ijeen executed. V.'ith the Canadian Forces, Aug. 2n. - K. B. Llvesay, Canadian Press Correspondent). - After very haril fighting all day yesterday the entire front of tiie Cnnndfans has been pushed forward to a depth of twelve tiious-and j'.'irds from the Jumping off point on .Monday last and it is now in pos-:so.sHioii of moat ot the strong enemy advance positions in front of wliat 1)0 lias advertised -as his main lino of resistance-the Uroconrt-Quoant switch. I Deep Penetration Deep penetration has been made into that line east of Boiry and also east of Vis-Kn-Artois. In tlio fir.'it two days' fighting U)ii Canadians captured more than 2i;0l) prisoners exclusive of wounded, besides accounting lor large numbers of enemy dead. .\ considerable number of guns, both heavy and light, have been captured hut these aro not so numerous as the captures of the early days of tho| Amiens battle, bocauso the enemy hasi followed the policy of withdrawing his artillery as far as possible behjnd hi.s main line. ThlB evening, the Jluc runs KOtitli of the Scarpo ' n'ivoi-, approximately as follows: ; � From about midway between Pelves and Biaehos easterly to' the outskirts of llaiublaln-Le-Pros, thence about a mile north-east of Boiry to point due south ot that village, thence It bulges out east, taking in Haucourt and turns off to the southwest where the troops on our right have established tliom-selves in Croisliles. Brilliant Attacks On our left brilliant infantry attacks supported by a great concentration of guns resulted after persistent offcrls in the storming of .ligsaw-Wood and the capture of the important arliliery hill that lies between this wood 'and Boiry. In tliis operation wo had the assistance f'f a tow tanks. ;\tucli amusement was caused among tlie Canadians by the publication of the Crcrman official report wiiich says that tlie 'ground east of Monchy was captured by the aid of numerous lank.s. ^ .V really consider-alile number of heavy tanks, to say iicilliiiig of wliippet.s, look part in tlie battle of Amiens but less than a score assisted tlio Canadians in the present fighting. These were very welcome, as the going has boon over an exceedingly difficult country, pitted with shell holes and the old fortifications ot lUlT, Willie numerous small woods and two river valleys offer splqndld ground for machine gun atronghblUs. ' Fine Advance, Particularly fine has been tlio m\-vance made along the Cambrai PLOad throughout much of which the troops engaged had both their flanks hi the air. Such n position fis the net work of woods, heights and natural defences comprised in the triangle ot I'.emy, HUN PAPER ADMIT.S A "PAINMUL" SlCTRAtK Greatest Metropolis in World Finds Itself Without Police Protection Toda^�. tCONTINUBD ON PAGE SIX),' I SE lOS STRIKES N May Yet Be Forced Into War Xgainst the Pirates of The Seas C^iiievu, Aug. .10. - Serious strikes involving 200,000 workmen lias V)voken out a Boclieura, In Westphalia, according fo dis-vatelios received here today from Munich. Three thousand strilvora have been sent to the front, and S.OOO deporloU from the region under escort. Troops are guarding the town, it Is said, as riots are feared. Madrid, Aug. 30.-The cabinet council will lueet at live o'clock this atter-noou. According to the ofllclal explanation the meeting will be held to discuss economic problema and 'the budget; but it la the general belief tliat other important discussions will be brought forth. ^ Count Kouuinonos, minister ot justice, speaking to newstwpermen today declared tliere ivas no occasion for alarm. Other ministers aro making great efforts to calm the people. Some ot them declare that parliament will meet soon to deal with current questions which Count Romanonos is taking steps to modify or even suppress the censorship, which is now regarded as very severe. Today's meeting ot the cabinet council is probably only the first oi; a aeries ot gatherings whioli will continue into September. It is said Hiat the nuke of Alba, luiulater of public instructions, will be present in spite of ill health. mwm BILL 10 BE LAW SOON May Receive President's Signa-ture Tonight-Provides Full Power of U. S. in War Washington. Aug. 30.-That the man power bill will bo law before night, appeared probable early tqday. The senate planned to approve tli^e conference draft of the bill soon after convening at noon and arrangements had been made to have the bill signed immediately by the presiding oificers of the two houaoa. The bill then %vns to be transmitted to President Wilson who, on account ot the urgency ot the measure, was expected to lose no time in atlixing his signature. Approximately thirteen million men will be affected by the law. Plans for the final congressional action on the bill yesterday w.ere blocked by adjournment ot the senate at almost the same time the house was approving tho conference report. SPECIAL FORCE OF MEN ON THE JOB; VERY LITTLE DISORDER London, Aug. 30.-Leaders of the union said that .it noon today 10,000 policemen were on strike and that the number was hourly Increasing. Amsterdam, Aug. 30.-Commenting on the German withdrawal, the Frankfort Zeitiing finds comfort in the assur.-inoe that a shortened defense line will require fewer reserves, but it acknowledges that the retirement means "a painful setback." It declares that the surrender of Roye, which is a mass of ruins, was unimportant from a military point of view, and concludes: "Marshal Foch may again let tlie British and French, possibly also the American divisions, knock their heads against a brick wall. He will not, however, break through the German wall of defense on French soil. Neither will he throw it back over-the Rhine, Our front holds firm." LB LIES IN DAY OR CE PAST COIL w NEW my GE b Y NE N TO RESUME WORK Ottawa, Aug. 30.~Moii. T. W, Crothors.' nilnifjtnr of l.ibor. lia.s received a niessago from A. W. Burns, chairman of tiio Uoynl Commission, wlilch is conducting an inquiry Into British Columbia fihipplng, stating lluu the masters mitl mates who have been on triUe, have consented to lesumo work, A permanent settlement of the difficulty by the commission is hoped (ov here. ^ ST. CAR STRIKE Boston, Aug-, 30.-Traffic on the Jliddlosex and Boston, street railway, wlilch serves twenty-two lowns near here, was completely tied up early toilay by a strike. Thousands of worltmon, many of them employed in plants euKagod un governmoi^t cun-traelB, wove unable to report tor l.undoii, Aug. 30,-Another world's record has been made at a Belfast shipbuilding yard by tho completion ot a standard ship In five working clays after tho launching of the vos.'jel. The boat took the ways on August 22 and the work of putting In the machinery was started the same day. Steam wuB gotten up ou AugMSt 26t]i, trials wero completed yesterday and she waB hanclod. oyer^ to the owners this morulng.' ' '. ; THE WEATHGR High ....... Low.............. Forecast--Fair qnd CooL , 71 42 ACTING STRANGELY Ocean City, N..J., Aug. 30.---A member ot Iho coastguard stationuil here lalo last night shot and instantly killed a man who is alleged to liave been acting suspiciously. Tho shooting oc-cilrred on the bench wlicro 1ho guard liad been stationed to watch supposed German spio.i. Cards woro found on the dead man indicating that his namo might bo Tliomus Ellis. Neltlior the officers or the guard nor tho police would give details of the shooting pending an investigation by Iho naval autlioriUes, London, ..\.ug. 3(i. Lcmiion. oiitsidt' ot the litllo square mile composing tho city proper, pracliially lias been without police proti-ition since midnight, when the famous Metropolitan police force went on strike. Tratlic. usually so -well looked after, was lett to regulate JtseHiiJttil,,special con-staliles-prlvato' ci'tliens enlisted tor the duration of tiie war, to assist the regulars-turned out In hundreds to do the work of the regular."!. The strike became worse as the morning wore on. Many membf?r.s of the day force joined the strik�!r8 tliroughout tlio metropolitan aron. Only a small number of the older men remained at their posts. Plain clothes men picketed the stations and tried to induce the ofjicers still on duty and also tho special constables to strike, A tour ot the metropolitan area, during the early hoisrs of the day found very few policemen on duty. Koine wiio were at tiieir posts iiad donned uniforms through failure to get t!io notice from their union that a strike had been declared. They joined their comrades when pickets arrived to toil them of the decision. In one division alone, that which looks after the working class district ot Battersea and Wadsworth, 800 men failed to report. Traffic Centres Unguarded Such busy West End centres as Charing Cross, Hyde Park corner. Marble Arch, Camden Town, Tottenham Court Road, Shaftesbury Avemic, were without their policemen. Similar conditions prevailed In South London and, in fact, in most of the metropolitan area. Before the heavy tralllc appeared on tho streets, however, it was remarkable what little dilference tho absence of policemen made, e.vcopt, perhaps, to visitors who depend upon them for direction. Proceed as Usual .TrnfTio proceeded as usual, driver.s, many ot wliom were themselves on strike a week ago, regulatecl tho movement of vehicles and there was little crowding. An tiarly morning call Was sent out by Scotland Yaid to tho special constables and by ton o'clock many ot them had reported for work and wero sent to the busiest corners to take on duties which woro new to them. Herotoforo they simply had acted as patroliuep in qulot sectors or arounil imblic btilldlngs. I'lio sia-tiouK wero not so ,badly affected as .^Vore the streets. The' city ot London police who are not atVoctcd mimbor 800. Tho niot-ropolltau force has botweoii 4000 and 5000 uiombor.s. lillgiit thouiianil of them havo gone (o war. Tho metropolitan force demand increased wages, recognition of tiieir union and tlie roinstateraoiit ot a discharged man who was .active in the pollcomen's union. G'c(,s (�oncf.s.'iions in Oil Terri-lory Held By The British Copouliagon, Aug. .",0.-'I'lio principle laid down by (Jerinany In the sup plementary agreetiientH to llie Brest-liitovsk treaty signed in Berlin Tuesday, -will not "Cause or support tiio forcible disiiiiloii of the former Hu.s.sian territor.v, oxplain.s tiic semi-official Norlli Gorman Cazette. Tho independence of tho Baltic provinces is assured, it says and Uus.sia lias consented to recognition of the independence of Ocorgia (in tlie Caucasus). Tlie newspaper add.' considered 'prv.cM'rMv iettled. -. S. ALTA. CASUALTIES KILLED IN ACTION C. Woodward, Aetna. DIED OF WOUNDS Pie, Mark Harrison, BJalrmore. WOUNDED Sgt, David Hart. Maeleod; Sefflt. Percival Kennedy, High River;. Pte, Albert Elliot, Leih-bridge; Pte, QMkrge Calneva, Cranbrook; Pte. AWm. Harrison, Qpleman; Pte. Alen Potter, Bow Island; Pte. Harry Williams, Mountain Mill; Pte. Chas. McDonald,:. Cranbrook. London, Aug. 30. - (.\BSociRted Press).-The newspapers ail print editorials welcouiliig Samuel Gompers and other .Viuoricau Labor loiuiers, and give mariiod promiuonco to tho .stateinonta of Mr. Gompers tliat tho labor men of the United Slates aro ill favor of a v.'ur to the finish without compromise �iid -will have no part in unofficial negotiations' Willi Soclaiiats of enemy countries. Tlio Gompers iiarty roiirroiil. I'esentative at the' British front iro' ^ ports. 'I'lie Aiistraliana captured'Feliilr,' leres. Iforbecourt, Fleucourt, AsseyJJ.'v lers, Barloux and Belloy yeBtei'Uay.rilh', the present lii'lvo they liave I'ecovef^d-s 125 square miles - of ter,rltory,;\ nn^;;- Britain Welcomes Gompers most prominent of tliom aro not working men,, but theoretical Soclalisls will) havo galiiod promlnonco in the labor jiarty. .\rilnir llondorson, re-coiiliy a iiieiiibor ot the liritLsli cabi-iiot. Is tho must conspicuous'of the loaders who would coiifor with the Gorniaiis. 'I'lio Indoiiondent Labor liarty which lia.s in its ranks only a small fraction of tho moiiibors of uii-ion:^ goes ovon furtlior than Mr. Hen* dorsoii and is couiiuoaly knowii as tho pacifist ur "iioace at any price" party. � . ."^ On llio oilier hand, there are tho leaders of tlio typo of .1; Havoloek Wilson, tho iioad of the seaniou a union, wliicli is getting u(i a ijnonstar polition for a boycott of Oerinan shipping �nd sailors after tho war oh ac-couul of tho troaliuont.glvetx'allied and neutral sailors by subuias'lnes. 13arl Curzon, governiueui ; leader in tho house of lords, is one of the sign ers of the aoamen's' iietlUoii to the houBo of commons. Tho aunuHl trades union conven-Uon, which represonls ii groat majority of union men, will bo,-heId in Derby next week. -Mr. GomiJors and sqmo of ills cojlenguos are aocirodlted to It as'tf.'tternal doU'gatQa, � 27 13630473 ;