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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 30, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta Herald VOLUME AUGUST 1918 NUMBER 221 HUN LINE IHNFIYW RHRRIFQ QTPIkT LUINlJUiN DUDDlco o 1 ADVANCES IN RUSSIA BRITISH CRASH 44 AntiBolsheviki Forces Have Captured a Port on the Black ARE ALSO MAKING A SATISFACTORY ADVANCE IN NORTH Russian army has captured the Black Sea port of Novo ac cording to a dispatch from When the Germans captured the liase of Hie Russian Black Sea a part of the Russian fleet escaped to JMovo on the eastern coast ot the Black In May the Ger port sub marines anil bufx it appar ently remained under control ot the trauaCaucasian Continue Advance Press Oeneral the antlBolsheviki continues his advance Chita and haa Captured Dawua station find Karanor The Bolshevik have retired to Sokatui Gen eral Semenoffs cavalry is engaged with the Bolshevik rear guard five versts west of The enemy main force is concentrating Borsa Canadians In Brilliant Rush Capture Advanced Enemy Defense Positions Witli the Canadian Canadian Press After very Jrartl fighting nil day yesterday the entire front of the Canadians has been push ed forward to a depth of twelve thous and yards from the jumping off point on Monday last and it is now in pos session of most of the strong enemy advance positions in front of he has advertised as his main line of resistance the OrocourtQuoaut Deep Penetration Deep penetration has been made into that line east of Boiry and also east of In the first two days fighting tlje Canadians cap tured more than prisoners ex clusive of besides account ing for large numbers of enemy A considerable number of both heavy and have been captured but these aro not so numerous as the captures of the early days of the Amiens because the enemy followed the policy ot withdrawing Ills artillery as far as possible behind his main This the runs Hoitth of ap proximately follows about midway between Pelves and Biaches easterly to the outskirts of thence about a mile northeast of Boiry to point due south of that thence it bulges out taking in Haucourt and turns off to the southwest where the troops on our right have established them selves in Brilliant Attacks On our left brilliant infantry at tacks supported by a great concen tration of guns resulted after persist ent efforts in the storming of Jigsaw Wood and the capture of the import ant artillery hill that lies between this wood and In this opera tion we had the assistance of a few Much amusement caused among the Canadians by the publica tion of the German official report which says that the ground east of Monchy was captured by the aid of numerous A really consider able number of heavy to say nothing of took part in the battle of Amiens but less than a score assisted tho Canadians in the present These were very as the going has been over an exceed ingly difficult pitted with shell holes and the old fortifications ot while numerous small woods and two river valleys offer splendid ground for machine gun Particularly fine has been tho ad vance made along the Cambrai Road throughout much of which the troops engaged had both their flanks in Such a position ns tho net work of heights and natural defences comprised in the triangle of CONTINUED ON PAGE Borsa is about fifty miles north of tlia aianchurlati It is JTiij miles southeast of the Bolshej Viki base in this j Coniuls Leave Japanese consulgeneral and tho embassy the last entente representatives at have left for home under a flpecial safe conduct provided by the Bolshevik according to B Moscow dispatch to the Lokal An of Execute Revolutionaries gorod has been chosen as a tempor ary headquarters by the military re volutionary tho town be Jng cleared of counter Recording to a Moscow telegram to the North German Eleven of tho counter revolutionaries have been May Yet Be Forced Into War the Pirates of The Seas Serious strikes involving workmen has broken out a in according to dis patches received here today from Three thousand strikers have been sent to the and deported from the region under Troops ure guard Ing the it is as riots are cabinet coun cil will meet at live oclock this after According to the official ex the meeting will be held to discuss economic problems and the but it is the belief that other important discussions will be brought x Count minister ot jus speaking to newspapermen today declared there was no occasion for Other ministers are making great efforts to calm the Some of them declare that parliament will meet soon to deal with ques tions which Count Romanones is tak ing steps to modify or even suppress the which is now regard ed as very Todays meeting the cabinet council is probably only the first of a series of gatherings which will con tinue into It is said that the Duke oC minister of public will be present in spite of ill TO RESUME WORK minister of has received a message from chairman of the Royal which is conducting Bii inquiry into British Columbia stating that the masters and mates who have been on have consented to resume A permanent settlement of the difficulty by the commission ie hoped for CAR STRIKE on the Jliddlesex and Boston street which serves twentytwo towns was completely tied up early1 today by a Thousands of many of them employed in plants engaged on government con were unable to report for worlds record has been made at a Belfast shipbuilding yard by the completion of a standard ship In five working days after the launching of the The boat took the ways on August 22 and the work of putting in the ma chinery was started the same Steam was gotten up ou August trials were completed yesterday aiici she was handed over to the owners this MANPOWER BILL 10 BE LAW SOON May Receive Presidents Signa ture Full Power of in War tho man power bill will be law before appeared probable early The senate planned to approve conference draft of the bill soon after convening at noon and arrangements had been made to have the bill signed immediately by the presiding officers of the two The bill then ivas to be transmitted to President Wilson on ugcount of the urgency of the was expected to lose no time in affixing his Approxi mately thirteen million men will be affected by the Plans for the finijl congressional ac tion on the bill yesterday wore block ed by adjournment of the senate at almost tho same time the house was approving tho conference BIG POM T POLICE HUN PAPER ADMITS A PAINFUL SETBACK Greatest Metropolis in World Finds Itself Without Police Protection ACTING STRANGELY Ocoan mem ber of the coastguard stationed here into last night shot and instantly kill ed u nrau who is alleged to have been acting The shooting oc curioil on the beach wheru 1he guard had been stationed lo watch supposed German Curds were found on the dead man indicating that his namo might be Thomas Neither the officers of the guard nor tho po lice would give details of the shoot ing pending an investigation by tho naval THE WEATHER High Low Forecast Fair and 71 42 METAL WORKERS STRIKE The metal workers which has existed a little more than five weeks and which has threatened rupture to many Industrial centres as the result of an injunction entered against the may now be considered SPECIAL FORCE OF MEN ON THE JOB VERY LITTLE DISORDER of the union said that at noon today policemen were on strike and that the number was hourly outside of the little square mile composing the city practically lias been without police protection since mid when the famous Metropolitan police force went on usually was left to regulate special cbn cTrtiens enlisted for the duration of the war to assist the out In hundreds to do the work of the The strike became worse as the morning wore Many members of the day force joined the strikers throughout the metropolitan Only a small number of the older men remained at their Plain clothes men picketed the stations tried to induce the officers still on duty and also the special constables to A tour of the metropolitan dur ing the early hours of the day found very few policemenon Some who were at their posts had donned uniforms through failure to get the notice from their union that a strike had been They joined their comrades when pickets arrived to tell them of the In one division that which looks after working class district of Battersea and 800 men failed to Traffic Centres Unguarded Such busy West End centres as Charing Hyde Park Marble Camden Totten ham Court Shaftesbury were without their Similar conditions prevailed in South London in in most of the metropoli tan Before the heavy traffic appeared on the it was remark able what little difference tho absence of policemen to visitors who depend upon them for Proceed as Usual proceeded as many of whom were themselves ou strike a week regulated the move ment of vehicles and thero was little An early morning call was sent out by Scotland Yard to tho special con stables and by ton oclock many of them had reported for work and were sent to the busiest corners to take on duties which were new to Heretofore they simply had acted as patrolmen in quiet sectors or around public Tho sla tions wero so affected as Were the The city of London police who are not affected number Tho met ropolitan force IUIN between 4000 and 5000 Wight thousand of them huvo gono to The metropolitan force demand in creased recognition of their union and the reinstatement of a dis charged man who was In the policemens CASUALTIES KILLED IN ACTION PIED OF WOUNDS Mark WOUNDED David Maeleod Percivsl High Albert Leth brldge OMrge Cranbrook Jpltman Alex Bow Harry Meuntain Mill McPoiv Ing on the German the Frankfort Zeitung finds com fort in the assurance that a short ened defense line will require fewer hut it acknow ledges that the retirement means a painful It declares that the surrender of which is a mass of was unimport ant from a military point of and concludes Marshal Foch may again let the British and possibly also the Ameri can knock their heads against a brick He will break through the Ger man wall of defense on French Neither will he throw it back overthe Our front holds WILL BE TAKEN BY ALLIES IN DAY OR II IT 1ATNEWMAIY Gets Concessions in Oil Terri tory Held By The British princi ple by Germany in the sup plementary agreeihents to the Brest Litovsk treaty signed in Berlin Tues will not Cause or support the for cible disunion of the former Russian explains the semiofficial North German Tlio independence of the Baltic pro vinces is it says and Russia has consented to recognition of the independence of Georgia in the Cau The newspaper adds that Russia has agreed to pay Germany six billion marks for German losses due to Russian revolutionary confiscatory this sum the Ukraine and Finland jointly will pay one bil lion Germany has obtained concessions in the oil fields around Forces opposed to the Central Powers iitclud Ing British troops are in control of its amendment providing for national pro hibition beginning and continuing during the period of the war and during the emergency agricultural appropriation bill was taken up by the senate today with prospects of a final vote before The bill with its pro hibition rider Hhen will go to the where it is believed favorable action on the bone dry provision is New Aug Associated Press today issues the following Moving forward with sustained British armies east and southeast of Arras appear to have crashecj cleFur through the Hindenbuig Dispatches received today seem to indicate that now they have begun to roll up the German forces on the to which the enemy is retiring along the who Picardy troops have captured Corrt between the River it was cially announced today the British war i WlG FRENCH ADVANCE I With the Army in Humberts which yesterday took arid advanced to resumed their attack this morning and are advancing Up the difficult north of the DRIVEN BEYOND THE SOMME With the British Armies in Germans have been driven behind the River Somme along the British The whole western bank now is in the possession of Field Marshal Haigs and at oneplace just south of a British force has crossed to the east In operations concluded this morning 300 prisoners fell into the of the British on this side of the being unable to get away in BEYONDCOMELE3 British line north of the Somme has been carried beyond the points indicated in last nights statement from Field Marshal Haig and the British are now several kilometres east of accord ing toreports to the newspapers The advance continues and the fall of Peronne in Correspondents of Paris at the front agreed that the allied losses in the operations have been comparatively They say that the allies never have taken so many prisoners and guns and so much material and territory at so slight a FRENCH ADVANCE With the French Army in battle is progressing favorably for the troops of General The Germans are making the most determined resistance againtt the French army in an effort to prevent it gaining a strong foothold north of the A French success in this direction would menace the enemy com Cavalry was employed mainly by the Germans but notwithstanding this display of was unable te stay the advance of the BRITISHRESUME ADVANCE east of Arras resumed their advance this morning and at an early hour had penetrated another two thousand on a front of seven miles between Bullecourt and the according to advices received The British forces have reached within a mile of the DrocourtQueant switch line and have captured WITHIN MILE OF PERONNE With the British Army in on the fcouth bank of the Somme and about a mile from has been captured by Field Marshal Haigs British troops have entered Les Boeufs and patrols have passed through to the British troops this morning pushed forward in an easterly direction from The British have made further advances to the north of At one place they pushed forward for a distance of one thousand i La on the BapaumePeronne high was reported to have been captured this HUN ATTACKS REPULSED Britain Welcomes Gompers Associated newspapers all print editorials welcoming Samuel Gompers and other American Labor and give marked prominence to tin of ioinpcrs that tins labor men of the United States uro in favor of a war to the finish with out compromise and will have no part in unofficial negotiations with Socialists of onoiny The Gompers party confronts a sit uation in the British labor world which ou its face appears to ho a delicate Spokesmen for British workingaien are sharply ou the question of peace terms and par ticularly on the question which arose several times in the last year as to whethor labor representatives should meet German majority Social ists at some neutral capital to dis cuss war There is no doubt that large majority of the woikingmen are with tlie Americans on Hie main But some spokesman of who pass current with Hie general public as spokesmen for the labor men and tho labor party which promises to be a powerfulfactor in British are what are termed inter U is curtain that tho most prominent of them are not work ins theoretical Socialists who have gained prominence in the labor Arthur re cently a member of the British cabi is the most conspicuous of the loaders who would confer with the Independent Labor party which has in its ranks only a Huinll fraction of the members of un ions goes even further than dorsoii mid is commonly known as the pacifist or peace at any price On ho other there are the leaders of the type of J Havelock this head ot tho seamous un which is getting up a monster petition for n boycott of German ship ping and sailors after the war oh ac count of tho treatment givenallied and neutral Bailors by 13arl government in the house of ia one of the sign ers of the seamens petition to the house of Tho annual trades union conven which represents a great major ity of union will be in Der by next Gotuperu and some of his colleagues are accredited to It as1 fraternal I German coun ter attacks between the Alletic and Alsne were repulsed last night by the the war office statement The French maintained their gains east ol north of South of the Somme and along the Canal Du Nord there was no change In the situation during the German raids along the where American troops are stationed in The statement reads Along the Somme and in the region of the Canal Du Nord there was no change during the Between the Ailette and the Alsnc French troops repulsed Ger man counter East of Pasly we maintained our Along the Vesle and in Cham pagne German raids were without night was quiet on the re mainder of the Australians Near Peronne Australian troops ure now about two miles from the out skirts of the Australian rep resentative at the British rout re The Australians captured Feuil AsseyiJ1 Barieux and fielloy In the present drive they have recovered 125 square miles of territory and ox CAQB 91 ;